Desires Hotels is giving away four 3-night getaways, including air, to one lucky -- and talented -- grand-prize winner who can demonstrate his or her individuality with a photo and an answer to one simple question: "How do you live, stay, be unique?"

The growing chain of boutique hotels currently has nine locations, including the properties up for grabs in the contest -- Miami, Milwaukee, St. Louis and New York. Winner takes all four. Plus, win or lose, get 20 percent off your next stay just for entering.

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Second prize winner gets two 3-night stays, and third place winner gets one 3-night stay; both get to choose from among the four featured hotels.

Details: Visit Desireshotels.com/unique anytime during the month of May, upload a photo and explain in 100 words or less how you "live. stay. be. unique," a company's slogan.

Winners advance to the next round. Ultimately, the entries of 12 finalists will be voted on by the public. Winners will be chosen on June 18.

Rooftop at the Strand Hotel in South Beach (Handout Photo)