Visit Shawnee is on the hunt for new and exciting images of Shawnee, and the surrounding area. Visit Shawnee’s second photo contest is calling all photographers to submit their images through February 8. The contest began on Monday, January 28th, but there is still time to submit your entries. With several cash prizes available for the best and most popular photos taken, the contest will serve to provide Visit Shawnee with resources for promoting tourism in the area, while offering a chance at friendly competition between enthusiasts in the area. Photos must be taken January 1, 2017 or later.
Contest Dates: January 28-February 8th
Fan Voting on Facebook: Tuesday, Feb 12-19th
Winners announced: Feb. 22
1st Place winner: $750
2nd Place winner: $500
3rd Place winner: $100
Life in Shawnee will be awarded $250
Fan Favorite will be awarded $100
Photos must be taken in Shawnee, OK, Pottawatomie County, or the cities of: Prague, Meeker, Seminole, or Harrah. All photos taken since January 2017 are eligible for entry. There are other factors for eligibility, which you can read on their website at https://www.visitshawnee.com/photo.
To give an example of one of past winners, Jim Heath won the grand prize for his striking photo of a sunset over the Shawnee Twin Lakes, with a water bird perched gracefully upon the silhouette of a boardwalk. Jim was awarded the $750 cash prize for his photo, and we used it as a highlight both for the Twin Lakes, and for our sunset days on social media.
The 2018 Contest Winners were:
Best in Show: Jim Heath
2nd Place: Sam Lincicome
3rd Place: Lizzy Burk
Fan Favorite: Lizzy Burk
Life in Shawnee: Kent Workman
Life in Shawnee Honorable Mention: Chris Thomas
Honorable Mention: BJ Sprague
Honorable Mention: Jev Vangegrift
Random Winner: Elizabeth Barry
Go get out there with your camera, flip through your old photos, and may the best photographers win. For full contest rules and submission information, visit https://www.visitshawnee.com/photo.
About Visit Shawnee:
Visit Shawnee, Inc. is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Shawnee, OK and works to promote the culture, business, history and attractions of the city to visitors and groups. Centrally located just 40 miles east of Oklahoma City, Shawnee has big city amenities coupled with small town charm and friendliness. Home to four Native American Tribes, the International Youth Finals Rodeo, two universities, and the only ancient Egyptian Mummies in Oklahoma, Shawnee offers visitors an authentically Oklahoman experience. Find out more by visiting our website, www.VisitShawnee.com