Those nine days in October that feature hot air balloons soaring peacefully above the city also happen to be one of the most anticipated times of the year here in Albuquerque. This year, we've decided to sweeten the deal for one lucky winner and a guest who show us how they #PictureABQ. 

From stunning sunsets against the Sandia Mountains to a favorite New Mexican dish, snap a photo capturing Albuquerque's beauty and share the photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag, #PictureABQ. Register your photo for the contest by visiting We'll feature our favorites on the website and encourage you to "like" your favorite photos.


Contest entries will be accepted now through 11:59PM on Tuesday, October 7th. On Wednesday, October 8th, we will annouce a winner for the photo contest. The winner will receive admission for two to Balloon Fiesta®, parking and a hot air balloon ride for two people on Friday, October 10th, 2014. The winner of the photo contest must be able to fly that day. View the full terms and conditions here.

Be sure to visit to view stunning photos from social media users all around Albuquerque. Other prizes will be given away throughout the week to those who use the hashtag.