Win Cash, Beer in Museum's "Find the Boat" Contest

If you visit the Mariners' Museum and Park this month, be sure to have your selfie arms ready. The maritime museum in Newport News is running an Instagram photo contest, and winners can grab $1,500 cash or a brewery party complete with beer.

 A recent weekly winner in the #FindtheBoat contest

A recent weekly winner in the #FindtheBoat contest

The #FindtheBoat contest works like this, according to the Mariners' Museum:

"Every Friday, we will post a clue on Instagram leading you to a boat or boat model currently on display in the Museum. Decipher the clue to discover the location of the boat, then snap a selfie with the boat."

That selfie then must be shared on Instagram with the harshta #FindtheBoat. Each post serves as one entry for weekly prizes and grand prizes, but if you're first to find the boat, you get two entries for the $1,500 grand prize and runner-up prizes.

Clues are revealed at 10:00 a.m. each Friday, and museum visitors have a week to find the boat and post their photo. The contest runs through July 27th.

The grand prize winners will be announced at a #FindtheBoat party at the museum on August 9th, and you have to be there to win.

To see all the details of the contest and all of the prizes on the line, click here.

Megan Viviano