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Niagara County: 'Explore Niagara USA' in summer vacation photo contest

by jmaloni


Tue, Jul 28th 2015 02:10 pm

Photos are being accepted for a summer contest; visitors and residents are encouraged to enter

The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest." Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.

Entries should capture summertime fun in Niagara County -the great outdoors, iconic attractions, wine, food and accommodations. Snaps of the Niagara USA landscape will qualify, as well.

NTCC will select winners based on creativity. All photos must be submitted via @NiagaraFallsUSA Instagram or Twitter accounts, by tagging #ExploreNiagaraUSA or by uploading directly on Facebook. Creativity should not be limited to the photos. NTCC encourages participants to include appropriate hashtags that describe what they saw, such as #creativeclicks, #lovethelocks or #capturethecataract. Photos can be viewed on Facebook under the same handle.

One winner will be chosen weekly, for three weeks, and will receive a GoPro Hero camera. One grand prizewinner will be selected Aug. 21 and awarded a Nikon D3200 digital SLR.

"Summer will end before we know it, but it can live on in photos. We want to see what summer in Niagara USA means to our visitors and residents. Show us a scenic shots from the countryside or something 'wonderfully wacky and weird,' " said John Percy, NTCC president and CEO. "Niagara County is home to a 'Wonder of the World,' gorgeous sunsets, one-of-a-kind attractions, delicious eateries and so much more. Show us what summer in Niagara USA means to you with a photo from your vacation or 'staycation.' "

The "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest" is open to visitors and locals. Winning entries will be published online with acknowledgements. Photos may be submitted until Aug. 21. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. By submitting a photo, entrants permit NTCC to use the image in promotion materials in any medium.

For complete contest rules, visit niagara-usa.com. For more information, email[email protected].

The NTCC's mission is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit niagara-usa.com.

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