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Social Photo Contest: Are You #HappyInHagerstown?

July 7, 2015

Social Photo Contest: Are You #HappyInHagerstown?

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Social Photo Contest: Are You #HappyInHagerstown?


If you’re happy in Hagerstown (or any other places in Washington County), we want you to show us! Beginning on July 13, we want you to pull out your smartphones and starting showing us why you’re #HappyInHagerstown. We don’t care where you are. As long as the picture you share is a picture taken at some point while you were in Hagerstown, you can share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the contest hashtag #HappyInHagerstown for a chance to win!


What You Could Win

The top winner of the contest will receive a CASH PRIZE of $500! The second-prize winner will receive $250, and third place will win $100.


How It Works

From July 13 to August 7, we invite you to submit photos to the contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #HappyInHagerstown hashtag. Facebook photos can be shared directly on our Facebook page. Twitter and Instagram submissions will automatically be entered into the contest when using the hashtag, but likes and shares of your photos on Facebook will help your chances of winning. Be sure to follow the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see some of our favorite submissions during the contest entry dates.


The CVB Selection Committee will share the top three contest winners on August 10. Quality of photo, content, social media engagement (number of likes, shares, etc.) and other factors will be taken into consideration to select winners. Be sure to like us on Facebook to know if your photo has been chosen as a winner! 


Other Things to Know

There is no limit to the number of photos you can enter into the contest, so share away! Photos should be posted to our Facebook page, even if the photo is entered on Twitter or Instagram, so be sure to like us and post it there, too. Enhanced images are OK—we embrace the filter! We just require that by submitting an image, you agree you are the actual photographer. We have to give credit where credit is due. If you enter a photo into the contest, we reserve the right to use it later in print, on our website, and social outlets in order to promote what makes Hagerstown such a great place to live and visit. And don’t forget: the photo has to include the #HappyInHagerstown hashtag! (Capitalization doesn’t matter.)

Frames as seen on social media can added to photos, by request. Send jpg photos to betsy@visithagertown.com via email, and frame will be added, then sent back as a jpeg file.

Dates to Remember

July 13: Official contest begins

August 7: Final day to submit photos

August 10: Finalists chosen and the official winner announced

Take a look below at some of the types of photos we want to see from you. Ready, set, start snapping and sharing!