Photo Contest Winner

Laurel Highlands Annual Photo Contest

We are seeking photos that tell a story about your visit to the beautiful Laurel Highlands! Enter your photos taken in the Laurel Highlands for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500!

Cash prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded in four categories, and the winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Laurel Highlands Destination Guide, on and in special exhibits throughout the Laurel Highlands. 

The 2019 photo contest categories are:

  • People
  • Plants and Animals
  • Places
  • Festivals & Events

Cash prize award amounts:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third 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 a few minutes to upload. Please do not close or refresh the page until you are taken to a "thank you" page.

Read our photo contest guidelines and enter below!

Submissions are now closed for the 2019 Photo Contest.

Rules and Guidelines

Only photos taken in the Laurel Highlands (Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania) 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 4, 2019.

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. Photos of private property are not eligible. Black and 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.