In an effort to create a photo contest that not only stimulates creativity, but showcases Douglasville and Douglas County at its best, the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announces a call for entries for its 2013 Discover Douglasville Photo Contest. Entry is free and open to amateur and professional photographers ages 18 and older. The contest is open for submissions now until April 3 with participants allowed to enter up to two photos.
Six finalists will be selected in April based on appeal, content, and photographic skill. Each of the six images will be used to create high quality electronic and printed postcards, and will also be showcased on the Douglasville CVB website and Facebook page. Additionally, the top six photos will be featured in the Douglasville CVB's quarterly e-newsletter. The grand prize winner will receive a $200 gift card courtesy of the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The six finalists will be judged by visitors to the Douglasville CVB website who will vote for the best image. The top winner will be announced in May during National Travel and Tourism Week. All photos selected will be properly credited to their photographers. Finalists will also receive printed copies of the postcard showcasing their photo.
“Use your skills and creativity to capture Douglasville and Douglas County's most striking and unique sites, and enter your photos into the Discover Douglasville Photo Contest. Images should show enough beauty or curiosity to entice viewers to want to visit or learn more about the subject,” said Douglasville CVB Tourism Director Randi Miles.
Photographs must fall within one of the following categories: architecture sceneries, dining, art and entertainment, and natural landscapes. As a tip, Miles encourages photographers to “take pictures that you would like to receive as a postcard.”
Entries must be in color and may be submitted by mail or email; all submissions must be accompanied by a contest entry form that can be downloaded online at visitdouglasville.com. If mailed, prints should be burned to a CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) and sent to: Douglasville CVB, 6694 East Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. Emailed images may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. For either submission method, images must be high resolution jpeg or tiff files, no larger than five megabytes. All submitted photos must be the original work of the photographer and of high quality.
To view contest details and information on how to submit photographs, go online to visitdouglasville.com.