Home » Competition


dr1guide Cover Contest

Send us your photos of Santo Domingo for the dr1guide cover contest!

dr1guide is looking for photos that capture the essence of Santo Domingo. Anyone can participate and the grand prize winner will grace the cover of the second edition of dr1guide Santo Domingo! First, second and third place participants will also receive free tickets to Ocean World Adventure Park!

A total of 20,000 copies will be printed in December 09 and distributed at hotels and attractions throughout the capital and at the local beaches.

Click here to see our current distribution list


  • 1st place winner will have their photo featured on the cover of dr1guide Santo Domingo’s 2nd edition along with a short article and biography within the guide. He or she will also receive 2 General Admission tickets to Ocean World Adventure Park, 2 tickets to their famous Dolphin Encounter and 2 tickets to the popular Bravissimo Show.
  • 2nd place winner will receive 2 General Admission tickets to Ocean World Adventure Park and 2 tickets to the Bravissimo Show.
  • 3rd place winner will receive 2 General Admission tickets to Ocean World Adventure Park.


The photo should capture the heart and essence of Santo Domingo. Be creative and let your imagination guide you.


  • Closing date: 6 November 2009
  • PLEASE SEND VERTICAL PHOTOS. The dimensions of our cover demands it.
  • Each participants can send a total of 3 photos.
  • We ask participants to send the photos in low resolution via email (We will contact the winner for a higher resolution).
  • Participants retain the rights to their photos. We will ask the winner’s permission to use his or her photo on the cover.
  • Only the 1st place winner will have their photo used in the publication.

Please send submissions to: info@dr1guide.com

Remember that Ocean World Adventure Park is one of the must see attractions of the Dominican Republic. Guests of Ocean World have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with dolphins in the largest man made dolphin habitat in the world. Visitors can also enjoy sea lions, sharks, stingrays, exotic tropical birds, tigers and a walk through a tropical forest. The Bravissimo Show is a Las Vegas style dance show with a tropical flair. Gorgeous performers take guests on a journey throughout the Caribbean with more than 100 costumes that will leave you breathless.

Winner for dr1guide’s 1st Edition

After numerous submissions during our first cover contest, Esperanza Rodriguez’s photo of a sculpture of two Dominican’s dancing was selected.

Her love for photography comes from a very early age when she would assist her father, a wedding photographer, on many of his shoots. She went on to study photography at the Academia Francesa in her hometown of Bogotá, Colombia and has since worked in many areas of photography. She currently resides in Santo Domingo.

In regards to her winning photo:
“I feel a great admiration for Dominican art. When I see Dominicans in their own art, they demonstrate to me their way of living, their anguish and their solutions to life.”

Esperanza Rodriguez can be contacted by email at: trueimage72@hotmail.com

thomas revistaDSC_0184