West Marine launches social-media promotion

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Marine retail giantWest Marine announced its “Do It Yourselfie!” social media contest.

Starting March 2 and ending March 27, West Marine is doing a shout out to boaters who are getting their boats ready for the 2015 boating season by tackling DIY boat projects.

West Marine’s photo contest judges are looking for selfie photos of boaters while they are tackling that leaky head, scrubbing the bottom or installing new electronics projects. Be sure you’re in the photo, and caption them with why you’re looking for help from West Marine.

To enter, post your photos through Instagram or Facebook. Each week during the contest period we’ll select a winning photo and the entrant will receive a $250 West Marine gift card that can be used to outfit your boat, a friend’s boat or yourself. 

Photo entries can be submitted between Monday, March 2 and Friday, March 27. Gift card winners will be announced March 13, 20 and 27.

To enter on Facebook, post pictures to www.facebook.com/WestMarine with hashtags #diyselfie and #westmarine. To enter on Instagram, tag uploaded photos to WestMarineInc, with hashtags #diyselfie #westmarine.