Laurel Highlands Annual Photo Contest

We are seeking photos that tell the story of your visit to the Laurel Highlands, and for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500!

*** All photos must be taken in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

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

The 2024 photo contest categories are:

  • Outdoor Activities and Recreation (Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Skiing, Kayaking, or any outdoor activity)
  • Nature (Plants, Animals, Landscape Photography, Scenic Locations, etc.)
  • Events and Attractions (Festivals, Cityscapes, Light Up Nights, Pumpkin Patch, etc.)

Cash prize award amounts:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100

Look for upcoming details on the 2024 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest

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.

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 31, 2024.

Please attach one high quality image per submission. You may submit an unlimited number of images.

Only full color, high quality, digital photo submissions will be accepted for the contest. Black and white photos will not be accepted.

By submitting an application, the applicant hereby agrees that all photographs submitted grants permission to GO Laurel Highlands®  the non-exclusive right to use any photograph(s) in its publications or other promotional purposes including promotion of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, GO Laurel Highlands, and Discover Westmoreland. in perpetuity. GO Laurel Highlands reserves GO Laurel Highlands does not sell any original images submitted by the photographer. By submitting this application and photo, the applicant also acknowledges that any persons appearing in submitted photograph(s) have given the applicant and GO Laurel Highlands consent for reproduction and promotional use.

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Contact Alex Byers, Content and Design Specialist, with any questions or concerns.