Post Guidelines & Information
What You Need to Know
We require all #BtownExplorer’s to post a minimum of 2-4 times on their Instagram feed during their visit or within 10 days of visiting and an Instagram story at every scavenger hunt location you visit (minimum of five). If you have an active blog or website, we ask that you post about your experience within 2 weeks after your trip and send to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before publishing. All content should be published within 3 weeks of visiting.
Please include personalized UTM link when Visit Bloomington is mentioned on your blog or website. Email email@example.com if you don’t already have this link.
Post channels: Blog/website, Instagram and YouTube, if applicable
- Blogs & videos shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, if applicable
We will send hotel information, UTM Link and travel scavenger hunt information after you submit this form.
Preferred Post Format
We are looking for authentic posts most importantly. Natural light photography and videos preferred.
Do’s: Show the energy of a place, not just the people. Show the experience, not a stiff pose. We are interested in your character coming through, not models.
Don’ts: Selfies that only feature your face.
Engage your audience in a discussion about Bloomington, having weekend adventures, and local cities that are worth visiting on a road trip.
Lodging will be comped by Visit Bloomington.
We will provide gift cards from local vendors/discounts during your visit.
We will provide a Bloomington Swag Bag during your visit.
Where is Bloomington Located?
Bloomington, Indiana is located in the Southern part of the state and is home to Indiana University.
1 hour & 15 minutes from Indianapolis, IN
2 hours from Louisville, KY
2 hours & 45 minutes from Cincinnati, OH
3 hours & 30 minutes from Lexington, KY
3 hours & 45 minutes from Columbus, OH
3 hours & 45 minutes from St. Louis, MO
4 hours from Chicago, IL
4 hours & 30 minutes from Nashville, TN
5 hours & 30 minutes from Detroit, MI
Visit Bloomington Information
Potential Visit Dates (Pick your top three preferences in initial submission form)
April 2019 – December 2019; weekends only.
April 6-7, 2019 September 7-8, 2019
April 12-14, 2019 September 28-29, 2019
April 20-21, 2019 October 5-6, 2019
April 27-28, 2019 October 19-20, 2019
May 11-12, 2019 October 26-27, 2019
May 25-26, 2019 November 2-3, 2019
June 1-2, 2019 November 9-10, 2019
June 8-9, 2019 November 16-17, 2019
June 15-16, 2019 November 30-December 1, 2019
June 22-23, 2019 December 7-8, 2019
June 29-30, 2019 December 14-15, 2019
July 6-7, 2019 December 21-22, 2019
July 13-14, 2019 December 28-29, 2019
July 20-21, 2019
July 27-28, 2019
August 3-4, 2019
August 10-11, 2019
August 24-25, 2019
August 31-September 1, 2019