Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry & Bright Bartow Photo Contest Seeking Submissions Now

(Media Release) Before you pack up those holiday decorations, take that new camera you received for Christmas and snap some photos to enter the Merry & Bright Bartow Photo Contest sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).   Photographs must be submitted now through January 31, online at  Scroll down for submission form. 

Images should depict Christmas d├ęcor, holiday lights or unique winter scenes of local landmarks, attractions or natural areas.  Entries must be taken within Bartow County and/or its municipalities to be eligible. Only tiff or jpg, jpeg formats will be accepted.  Images should be high resolution with a minimum size 8x10", 300 dpi.

The contest will be judged by a panel of professional photographers and Georgia tourism leaders.  Winners will receive money, certificates, and public displays inside the Georgia Visitor Information Center at the Clarence Brown Conference Center.  Visa cards will be presented as follows:  First Place $100, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25. A People's Choice Award will also receive a $25 visa for the photograph that receives the most likes on the CVB's Facebook page,

Upon submission, all photographs become the property of the CVB for publication and reproduction in its destination marketing efforts.  All photographs submitted, without regard to winning status, have the opportunity to be published in national magazines and viewed on tourism websites such as, and  

An image of Allatoona at night by local photographer Greg McCary will be published in the 2013 Georgia Travel Guide, Atlanta Magazine February/March 2013, and a new coffee table book My Georgia Home by Image Publishing January 2013.  The photograph is also seen by hundreds daily inside the Clarence Brown Conference Center.

The next celebrated photograph could be yours!  See or call 770-387-1357 for more information.


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