Photo Contest 2018 Photo Contest 2018

Laurel Highlands Annual
Photo Contest

2018 Photo Contest:

We are seeking photos to tell the story of your visit to the beautiful Laurel Highlands! Enter your photos taken in the Laurel Highlands in our annual Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500! The photos can range from landscapes to your family having fun at a local attraction.

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place will be awarded in four categories, and the winning photos will be featured in the 2018 Laurel Highlands Destination Guide, on, and in special exhibits throughout the Laurel Highlands. 

Photo entry categories include: People, Plants & Animals and Places (Attractions & Landscapes)

Read our Photo Contest Guidelines and Enter Below!

View past years' winning photos.

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place winners will be awarded in three categories!

The 2018 Photo Contest Categories include:

  • People
  • Plants & Animals (Nature)
  • Places (Attractions & Landscapes)

Cash prize award amounts are as follows:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

To enter the Laurel Highlands photo contest, please complete and submit the form below. Please keep in mind that large file sizes may take some time to upload. Please do not close or refresh the page until you are taken to a "Thank You" page. 

Enter Below!

Rules & Guidelines

Only photos taken in the Laurel Highlands (Fayette, Somerset or Westmoreland Counties, PA) will be eligible. Use of watermarks on the photo is prohibited. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission.

Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2018.

Please name files as such: "Photographer's Name, Photograph Location, Town Name" (ex: John Smith, Living Treasures Animal Park, Donegal)

Please attach one high-quality image per submission; you may submit an unlimited number of images for the contest. Photos of private property are not eligible. Black & white photos will not be accepted, only full-color, high-quality images will be eligible. Only high-quality digital photo submissions will be accepted for the contest. 

By submitting an application, the Applicant hereby agrees that all photographs submitted shall become property of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau® in perpetuity. The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau reserves the non-exclusive right to use any photograph(s) in its publications or other promotional purposes. By submitting this application and photo, the Applicant also acknowledges that any persons appearing in submitted photograph(s) have given the Applicant and the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau® consent for reproduction and promotional use. 

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Contact Kristin Ecker, Senior Director of Marketing, with any questions or concerns.

 View the winning photos of the 2017 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest:

We are excited to announce the winners in the 2017 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest! Congratulations to all of these...

Posted by Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau on Monday, November 6, 2017