2018 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest


For Immediate Release
Office of Tourism
Allegany County Government
701 Kelly Rd.
Cumberland, MD 21502
P 301-777-ALCO (2526)


Allegany County’s Mountain Maryland Seeks Submissions for Inaugural 2018 Photo Contest Campaign
$1,700 in cash prizes to be awarded

March 26, 2018 – CUMBERLAND, MD – A picture is worth a thousand words and the spirit of the Allegheny Mountains contain stories worth telling. Allegany County’s Mountain Maryland invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region’s story with the inaugural Mountain Maryland 2018 Photo Contest, beginning April 2, 2018. Qualified photo submissions will be eligible for $1,700 in cash prizes.

“One of the best ways to communicate a destination’s story is through pictures, and the photo contest will give visitors and community members the opportunity to tell Allegany County’s story through a fresh and personal perspective with each photo submitted,” says Jessica Palumbo, Marketing and Sales Manager for Allegany County Tourism.

A panel of judges will select winning photographs in the following four categories:

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • History and Heritage
  • Active Outdoor Recreation
  • Nature and Scenic Landscapes

Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories, with first place receiving $250, second place receiving $100, and third place receiving $75. Winning photos will also appear in the annual publication, Visit Mountain Maryland, Allegany County’s official Destination Guide, as well as be displayed within the community after the contest ends. All photo submissions may appear in the destination guide, on Allegany County’s Tourism website, mdmountainside.com, or on social media.

Only photos taken in Allegany County, MD, will be eligible for the contest. Photos must be high-resolution, with a minimum of 300 dpi. Collages, composite images, images that have been digitally transformed with special effects, images containing watermarks, and black and white images will be disqualified.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit www.mdmountainblog.com/photo-contest/. For questions regarding the Mountain Maryland 2018 Photo Contest, please email tourism@alleganygov.org.



Allegany County Tourism
Allegany County Tourism is the official tourism office for Allegany County, Maryland. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging options and community events can be found at www.mdmountainside.com. Tourism supports 3,600 jobs in Allegany County, generates $160 million in visitor spending and $47 million in tourism tax revenues. Source: Tourism Economics