During your stay, be sure to look for those fantastic photo opportunities all around Vinton County. Preserve the places, faces and interesting happenings that you find during your visit by photographing them and submitting your work to our contest! The Vinton County Convention and Visitors' Bureau (CVB) has announced the rules and categories for the 2013 Vinton County Proud and Beautiful Photography Contest. The CVB sponsors the annual contest to gain pictures of the county that are suitable for marketing.
There is no residency requirement for the contest. It is open to any amateur photographer including the folks who are just visiting. The most important rule is that the photo must have been taken in Vinton County after January 1, 2006. There is one division for adults and kids. A prize will be awarded to the overall contest winner.
This year's contest categories are as follows:
People In Action - Capture people in their element, artisans at work, folks having fun at local events and people enjoying all that Vinton County offers. Photos containing the distinguishable faces of people must be accompanied by a photo release signed by each person.
Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Vinton County - What makes Vinton County unique? What makes this place beautiful? Capture the scenery and Vinton County's unique sites at their best!
Historic Vinton County - Capture Vinton County's historic sites as they appear today!
Open - Do you have a great photo that doesn't fit the above categories? Submit it here!
All photos that show a distinguishable face must be accompanied by a signed release form.
Winning entries may be used in future marketing projects including print advertising, the Vinton County Visitors' Guide and on www.vintoncountytravel.com.
Vinton County is one of Ohio's most beautiful places. That is why the Vinton County Convention and Visitors' Bureau (CVB) sponsors the Vinton County Beautiful Photography Contest every spring. The CVB aspires to recognize amateur photographers for their skills while gaining pictures that can be used in marketing the county for tourism. The hope is to have a selection of photos depicting local landmarks, events and people in a positive light. Photo contest entries can then be used to tell the story of a Vinton County vacation through the annual visitors' guide, website and other forms of promotion.
This year, several different photographers entered pictures representing many natural scenes and wildlife. Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts said that the categories were People in Action; Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Vinton County; Historic Vinton County and Open. She said the categories have changed some over the years to better encourage entries but the heart of the purpose behind the categories remains finding images that can be used for promoting the county.
This year's grand prize winner was Vinton County resident Ned Hall whose picture “Iron Work Horse” caught the eye of the judges. This picture gives a glimpse of an important part of the county’s heritage and is also appealing to the eye, according to the judges. Hall received the grand prize of $250 for his wining picture. The prize was sponsored by WesBanco Bank.
Winners in the individual categories included:
People in Action
1. Critter Search by Janet E. Tyler
2. Biplane Walking by Cody Saylor
Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Vinton County
1. Heron by Eugenia Mills
2. A Horse of Course by Julie Lecky
1. Showin’ Off by Janet E. Tyler
2. Tree Top Throne by Janet E. Tyler
3. Vinton County Air Show by Cody Saylor
Historic Vinton County
1. Iron Work Horse by Ned Hall
The contest has no residency requirement but it is open only to amateur photographers. Photographs must have been taken in Vinton County in the last three years. The Grand Prize winner is selected from the best photos from each of the categories. The Grand Prize winner typically receives a monetary prize. Want more information? Contact the Visitors' Center at 596-5033 or at email@example.com.