Ready to showcase your apartment and win big?

Dive into our exciting contest running from May 31, 2024, to January 15, 2025, offering two ways to win: Best in Show and Most Popular!

Best in Show:

Show off your skills by creating the most show-stopping listing on Airbnb for your apartment! The chance to win $2,500 in cash awaits the top three listings nationwide.

Our expert panel will evaluate each listing live between May 31, 2024, and January 15, 2025, based on three key criteria, allowing you to earn up to 100 points.

Each community only allows 10% of residents to host on Airbnb so you’ll want to move quickly!

  • Media mix and quality (0-25 points): Showcase your apartment and community spaces in stunning photography. Note: You’re welcome to use the community space photos from our website or contact your community team for photos (if applicable).
  • Written Description’s Creativity and Appeal (0-25 points): Craft enticing descriptions that capture attention. This includes the listing title, apartment description, neighborhood description, profile bio, and amenities.
  • Availability (0-50 points): Earn 1 point for each day your unit is available for booking from May 31, 2024, to January 15, 2025, up to a maximum of 50 points.
  • Host a Stay: Host a stay on Airbnb of at least $150 to qualify for entry.


Most Popular:

Have plans for a summer getaway or holiday retreat? The flexibility to host your apartment could earn you a sweet reward! The listing on Airbnb with the most hosting nights nationwide during these time frames each wins $1,500 in cash:

May 31, 2024, to June 30, 2024
July 1, 2024, to August 31, 2024
September 1, 2024, to October 31, 2024
November 1, 2024, to January 15, 2025

How To Enter: Entry is automatic for any new or existing listing on Airbnb in participating Equity Residential communities.

To create your listing, visit

Good luck and happy hosting!



Official Rules: Terms and conditions apply.

Entry Requirements:

  • All listings on Airbnb in participating Equity Residential communities created before or during the contest period that have opted into Resident Hosting are automatically eligible. 
  • The listing must be active at the time of judging, on or around January 31, 2025.
  • The listing must adhere to Airbnb’s Terms of Service.
  • The listing must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity, intellectual property rights, or copyright infringement.
  • The listing must not contain brand names or trademarks.
  • The listing must not contain or display any personal identification such as license plate numbers, personal names, or e-mail addresses.
  • The listing must not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead.
  • The listing must not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate, to be determined in Equity Residential’s sole discretion.
  • The listing must not violate any law.

Winner Selection:

  • Prize winners will be selected by Equity Residential, in its sole discretion, based on the judging criteria listed above. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected through a random draw or random selection process.
  • One prize maximum per entrant.
  • The ‘Best in Show’ winners will be announced on or around January 31, 2025, and must be a current resident in good standing at an Equity Residential community.
  • The ‘Most Popular’ winners will be announced the month following each timeframe and must be current residents in good standing at an Equity Residential community.
  • Winners will be notified via email. Instructions to verify residency may be included.

Contest Rules:

  • All listings must be active before the end of the contest on January 15, 2025.
  • Equity Residential reserves the right to reject any submission that contains inappropriate content, is missing requirements, or is not posted by the deadline.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Each participant is eligible for one prize.
  • Equity Residential may request the rights to the photos for its internal and external marketing efforts and specifically reserves the right to edit or re-format photos in connection with such marketing needs. We may request the original files of your submission.
  • Winners are responsible for all federal, state, or local taxes and must complete all necessary tax documentation to redeem prizes.
  • Winners must be current residents in good standing at an Equity Residential community.
  • Equity Residential employees and their family members are not qualified to win prizes.
  • No purchase is necessary to win.
  • By participating in this contest, all participants release Equity Residential and, any other organizations affiliated with the contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising from participants participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.
  • We reserve the right to highlight your listing on Airbnb or contest-related communications.
  • Each community only allows 10% of residents to host on Airbnb through the Resident Hosting Program.
  • Airbnb, Inc. and its subsidiaries are not affiliated with this contest and are not responsible for the offers and prizes hereunder, the contest rules or terms and conditions, the administration of the contest, including but not limited to compliance with laws and regulations, the results of the contest, or any expenses incurred in conjunction with participating in the contest.