LIGONIER, Pa. (June 7, 2021) – GO Laurel Highlands (GO LH) invites photographers to enter the 2021 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest.
A panel of judges will select the top images, which will be published in the bureau’s Destination Guide, on www.golaurelhighlands.com and displayed in special exhibits at high-profile locations in the Laurel Highlands. First place in each of the four categories will receive $500; second place, $200; and third place, $100. Winning photos may also be featured on the bureau’s social media, billboards, and more.
Only photos taken in the Laurel Highlands (Pennsylvania’s Fayette, Somerset or Westmoreland counties) will be eligible. Photo entry categories include:
- Category 1: People (Portraits and Experiences)
- Category 2: Plants and Animals (Nature)
- Category 3: Places (Attractions and Landscapes)
Please attach one high-quality image per submission. Participants may submit an unlimited number of images for the contest. Photos of private property are not eligible. Black and white photos will not be accepted. Only high-quality digital photo submissions will be accepted for the contest.
The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2021. Please name files as such: "Photographer's Name, Photograph Location, Town Name" (ex: John Smith, Living Treasures Animal Park, Donegal)
For complete details and to upload photos for consideration, please visit www.golaurelhighlands.com/about-us/photo-contest/ or call (724) 238-5661.
About Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands
A magnificent mountainous region, the Laurel Highlands spans 3,000 square miles in southwestern Pennsylvania. Located a short drive east of Pittsburgh, the beautiful four-season destination offers spectacular natural scenery, outstanding outdoor recreation, historic sites and attractions, family activities, and world-class resorts. Notable destinations within the region include four architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright – Fallingwater®, Kentuck Knob, Mäntylä, and Duncan House – Nemacolin, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Flight 93 National Memorial, Idlewild and Soak Zone, whitewater rafting in Ohiopyle State Park, and more.
Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Washington D.C., the Laurel Highlands can be easily accessed from exits 67, 75, 91, and 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Visitors to the Laurel Highlands can find information online at www.GOLaurelHighlands.com, calling 724.238.5661, www.facebook.com/laurelhighlandsPA, and www.twitter.com/laurelhighlands. Established in 1958, GO Laurel Highlands, also known as the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, is the official destination marketing organization for Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.