Discover Lancaster Annual Photo Contest

We are seeking photos that tell the story of your visit to beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania!

Enter your photos taken in Lancaster in our annual Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500! The photos can be of almost anything from landscapes to your family having fun at a local attraction (but please, keep it G-rated).

Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place will be awarded, and the winning photos may be featured in the 2018 Discover Lancaster Getaway Guide, on, and in other Discover Lancaster pieces.

Read our Photo Contest Guidelines and enter below!


Good luck to our 2017 entries.

Cash Prizes for 1st-3rd Place Winners will be awarded!

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

Only photos taken in Lancaster County, PA will be eligible. Use of watermarks on the photo is prohibited. Please refrain from submitting collages, composite images, and images that have been digitally transformed with special effects.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6, 2017.

Please name files as such: "Photographer's Name, Photograph Location, Town Name" (ex: John Smith, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse)

Please attach one high-quality image per submission; you may submit an unlimited number of images for the contest. Photos of private property are not eligible. Black & white photos will not be accepted, only full-color, high-quality images will be eligible. Only high-quality digital photo submissions will be accepted for the contest.

By submitting an application, the Applicant hereby agrees that all photographs submitted shall become property of Discover Lancaster® in perpetuity. Discover Lancaster® reserves the non-exclusive right to use any photograph(s) in its publications or other promotional purposes. By submitting this application and photo, the Applicant also acknowledges that any persons appearing in submitted photograph(s) have given the Applicant and Discover Lancaster® consent for reproduction and promotional use.

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Contact Sarah Long, Director of Marketing, with any questions or concerns.

To enter the Discover Lancaster photo contest, please e-mail photos to Please keep in mind that maximum e-mail attachment size allowed is 8MB. If your submission does not go through, you will not recieve a confirmation e-mail, this is an indicator that the file size may be an issue.

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