The Sullivan County Visitors Association is hosting its second online photo contest, this time centered on the region’s beauty during the winter season.
The organization’s first contest, focused on Fall Foliage, resulted in more than 1,000 votes cast for 174 photos submitted by 91 photographers.
“We want to carry that creative spark forward into the winter by encouraging people to take pictures at the ski slope or snap a shot of friends by a roaring fire,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, SCVA president. “We want photographers to get out there and mix it up with this contest.”
To make submitting even easier, the SCVA has expanded its social positioning by including both Twitter and Instagram. Users simply post their photo with the hashtag #SCWinterWonderland and include the details regarding where the image was taken. Submissions are also being accepted through the SCVA’s Facebook page and on the contest page.
The Winter Wonderland Photo Contest runs through Jan. 26, 2015; winners will be announced on Jan. 28, 2015. The photo with the most online votes will win one of several tourism-related prizes contributed from SCVA’s membership. Photographers may submit up to one photo per day.
“This is a perfect opportunity for our residents and visitors to look at our area with fresh eyes and truly appreciate its wintry beauty,” Byron-Lockwood said. “There’s just no place better.”
Contest sponsors include Watermark Communications radio stations WSUL and WVOS, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Natural Contents Kitchen, and Sullivan County Farmers’ Markets.
The SCVA has also created a digital Winter Wonderland Guide, which provides info about lodging, dining, events, winter recreation, and other activities.
Those SCVA members still interested in contributing prizes for the Winter Wonderland Contest are asked to contact Phyllis Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.