Last updated: 12:00 PM ET, Wed April 15 2015

Delta Air Lines Giving Back to Good People with New Contest

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Donald Wood | April 15, 2015

Delta Air Lines Giving Back to Good People with New Contest

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Being a good person is often payment enough for those who do acts of kindness, but Delta Air Lines is looking to help family and friends honor those who give back by conducting a contest that awards the nicest people with free flights or other gifts.

Called the "The Give Back Project,” the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card team has designed a contest that allows people to nominate Good Samaritans who are constantly giving, but never receive the credit and honor they deserve.

Those who think they know someone who fits the bill as a selfless person, it’s as simple as visiting the competition’s official website, asking for a reasonable gift for the kind-hearted nominee, and sending in a video or essay explaining why they’re the right choice.

The gift requests cannot exceed $15,000, but they don’t have to deal with flying. While a flight to see family the person has not seen in awhile is a possibility, anything that would help repay a good person is acceptable. As stated in the official contest rules, part of the judging process is how feasible fulfilling the gift request will be for Delta.

The deadline for submissions is June 8, and the two winners will be announced on June 18.

The inspiration for the contest came from Karin Newport, the very first winner of the award. The mother of four is a military wife who also volunteers at the Red Cross when she can. Newport had not been home to see her mother, father, and other family members in several years, and she was nominated for a gift of six plane tickets to visit them in Oregon.

Delta tells Newport’s heartwarming story in the video below:

Doesn’t it feel nice to know there are still good people in the world? Help repay one you know by entering them in The Give Back Project.

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