You & Your BFF Could Be Solar Sun-Terns!

The stars have aligned for thrill-seekers and solar eclipse enthusiasts. Days Inn® is searching for two adventurous BFFs to take on 2024’s hottest gig: the Solar Sun-ternship. One sun-and-moon duo will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to witness the 2024 total solar eclipse from a private helicopter—and get a shared $10,000 payday.

In exchange, we’re asking our Sun-terns to capture their experience with photo and video content to share with Days Inn guests on social media. Read on to learn more and apply.*

The Perks:

  • $10,000 cash payday ($5,000 per Sun-tern)
  • Private helicopter ride to view the solar eclipse
  • Shared Days Inn hotel room for two guests
  • Photography course with a nature and landscape photography expert
  • Travel stipend for airfare, ground transportation, and meals
  • Wyndham Rewards® DIAMOND level membership
  • A suitcase full of Days Inn swag
  • A glowing recommendation from a Days Inn Executive upon Sun-ternship completion  

  • Travel to San Antonio, TX from April 7-9, 2024
  • Document their experience with photo and video content for Days Inn social channels
  • Inspire others by sharing your experiences on your social media channels



  • Social media-savvy duo—18 years or older
  • Passion for photography and social media
  • Resident of U.S. or Canada (Excluding Quebec)
  • Valid passport and/or federal/state-issued ID
  • Both applicants must reside in the same country
  • Comfortable working at heights

How to Apply:


Email your application to by March 5, 2024 and include:

  1. The full names of both individuals in the pair
  2. Both places of residency in the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec)
  3. Email address for both individuals in the pair
  4. Social media profiles of both participants
  5. One original sun-filled photo of a sunrise, sunset or landscape
  6. One photo of the two candidates entering the contest
  7. One 250-word maximum essay describing your relationship (couples, partners, friends, family, etc.) and why you’re the ideal candidates for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  8. Preferred but not required: Any relevant links to photography gallery showcasing previous work

Days Inn will evaluate applicants' photography and storytelling skills before selecting the winning pair. Entries must come in the form of one application per pair.


Click here to see Official Rules.