#givememyhourback Facebook Photo Contest for Teens Announced in Greenwich

We caught a sleepy Cardinal sneaking into Duxiana on Tuesday afternoon to take a nap! He checked out a couple pillows before picking one and crashing in the window display at 15 West Putnam Ave. Duxiana is partnering with Start School Later Greenwich and The Local Vault on a photo contest for Greenwich teens.

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The contest starts at noon on Sunday March 13, and kicks off with an event at Duxiana from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm at 15 East Putnam Ave. On Sunday Gift cards will be awarded to the first 25 teens to post pics with the napping cardinal. There will be a tea tasting (taste calming beverages to induce sleep), plus raffle prizes including a Deluxe Duxiana Hypodown Ultimate Pillow.

The contest runs from Sunday, March 13 at noon until midnight on Friday April 8. Teens are invited to enter enter by taking a selfie with the sleeping cardinal and post to the givememyhourback Facebook page with a comment that starts with “I need another hour of sleep because…”  Teens can enter as many times as they like, but prizes are limited to Greenwich public school students ages 14 to 19. For full list of contest rules, please visit givememyhourback on Facebook.

There are daily prizes to be won and the Grand prize is teen room redesign with decorating by The Local Vault and a gift certificate for teen furniture.

Contest Rules
Step 1: Find the Cardinal mascot napping in Greenwich and take a photo with him.
Step 2: To enter, upload your photo to the  givememyhourback Facebook page and include a comment
that begins with  “I need another hour of sleep because………”
Step 3:  Snapchat photo and location of napping cardinal to let your friends know where to find him next.
Step 4: Daily Prize will be awarded for the most likes and best comment. Grand prize winner for the most photo likes with the best comment will be determined at end of contest.
For more information about how teens can improve their sleep habits, please visit www.startschoollater.org


Laura Rajovic, owner of Duxiana, said she’d partnered with Start School Later Greenwich as a way to spread the word about the value of sleep.

“Society is not well informed about the importance of adequate sleep, but that’s changing,” she said. “The importance of sleep is near and dear to us, but teens don’t always know how vital it is,” she continued, adding that it’s important for parents to see that their kids get enough sleep. “Just like with making sure your kid goes to the dentist,” she said. “Down the road, they’ll realize that sleep too is essential.”

“Your bedroom should be a restful sleep haven which includes a design that reflects your personality and takes into consideration colors that create a calming and soothing environment,” said Betsy Perry of The Local Vault, the other sponsor of the contest. “It’s important to have a quality mattress, and we recommend turning off electronics 30 minutes before going to bed. These tips are not only good for teenagers but good for adults too.”


Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa of The Local Vault attempt to wake up the napping cardinal in Duxiana.


Chris Goslin with his dog Simon and the sleepy cardinal at Greenwich Running Company, 2 Greenwich Ave.

Across the street at Greenwich Running Company, who have donated a prize for the photo contest, Chris Goslin and his dog Simon took a moment to chat with the sleepy cardinal. “Quality sleep of appropriate length is as important to one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being as anything else one can do,” Goslin said. Greenwich Running Company is located at 2 Greenwich Ave.

Duxiana is located at 15 West Putnam Ave.

The Local Vault is an online luxury consignor of home décor and furniture offering easy access to a curated collection of high-end furnishings. To ensure our customers always get the best selection of luxury items at an exceptional value, we hand select our inventory from both private sellers, as well as area retailers and antiques dealers based on beauty, style, and quality.


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