The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s multi-tiered #SullivanSelfie Photo Contest will officially kick off on Friday, May 15.
This new promotion encourages travelers to “Find Yourselfie In The Catskills” as they enjoy their own Sullivan County adventure, and will include eight weekly photo contests. The winner each week will be determined by the number of votes an image has earned via Facebook. Every weekly winner will then be entered into a Best of the Best round. Voting for the Finals will begin July 13; an overall winner – Sullivan County’s 2015 Selfie Champion – will be announced on Wednesday, July 29 in the SCVA’s weekly eblast, and on Facebook on Thursday, July 30.
“The more creative these selfies are, the better,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, SCVA president. “We want to see the joy, the silliness, and the serenity that Sullivan County can bring to people’s lives. It’s the people here – both residents and our visitors – who bring this amazing place to life.”
The SCVA will begin accepting submissions on May 15 through the SCVA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SullivanCountyCatskills), website (www.scva.net/Sullivan-Selfie-Photo-Contest), Twitter (@CatskillConnect), and Instagram (@SullivanCatskills). Users simply post their photo with the hashtag #SullivanSelfie, and include the details regarding where the image was taken. Photographers may submit up to one photo per day; each image is only applicable to the week in which it is submitted.
All submissions will be posted to the SCVA’s Facebook page, where people can vote by “liking” their favorite photos.
Participants are encouraged to visit www.SCVA.net/Sullivan-Selfie-Photo-Contest to connect with the Visitors Association on social media, and to get complete contest details and rules. An updated gallery of weekly winners, as well as all submissions, will be accessible via the contest homepage.