Dream Job? Fly high with Southwest as a 'traveling storyteller'

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Are you looking for the cure to the travel bug? Are you an aspiring social media influencer? Do you know how to tell a great story? Well, you may be in luck -- we've found your dream job!

It doesn't hurt that some of the benefits include free airfare from a top airline.

Southwest Airlines is holding a contest they've named "Southwest's Next Great Storyteller Search".

"We're searching for a group of social influencers who love Southwest Airlines to travel with us and create compelling content that will inspire others to create their own travel stories. You could win the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to and explore some of Southwest's 99 destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America."

So how can the average Joe apply? Take to Instagram! Contestants can follow @southwestair on Instagram and share a photo and caption that tells a travel story with Southwest, tagging the Southwest account and using #SouthwestStorytellers and #Contest in the post by Feb. 24, 2019.

Here are the awesome prizes:


  • Grand Prize: Twenty-Four (24) Southwest flight e-passes valid for one-way travel on Southwest Airlines.

  • First Prize: Twelve (12) Southwest flight e-passes valid for one-way travel on Southwest Airlines.

  • Second Prize: Six (6) Southwest flight e-passes valid for one-way travel on Southwest Airlines.

  • Two Third Prizes: Southwest gift cards in the amount of $500 each.

  • Five Fourth Prizes: 10,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® points each.

Click here for more information on the contest.