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Submissions sought for Third Annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest

June 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Tourism invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region’s story during the 2020 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest. Photos will be collected in four categories that fully capture the spirit of Allegany County: Small Towns, Scenic Landscapes, Outdoor Recreation, and Food and Beverage. Qualifying photo submissions will be eligible for $1,700 in cash prizes between the four categories.


“Some of Allegany County’s greatest assets are its small-town charm and the great outdoors,” says Jessica Palumbo, Marketing and Sales Manager for Allegany County Tourism. “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time outside, and Mountain Maryland is the perfect place to play and capture its striking beauty.”


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 in partner locations in Frostburg and Cumberland. Photo submissions may appear in the destination guide, on Allegany County’s Tourism website,, 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.


Submissions will be accepted ongoing from now until the deadline of Thursday, October 31, 2020. Photographers may submit an unlimited number of images in each category throughout the contest time frame.  


For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit For questions regarding the 2020 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, please email

One Response to “Submissions sought for Third Annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest”

  1. June 25, 2020 at 5:54 pm, hollywood said:

    Hey, I’ve got a great picture of downtown Cumberland I’d like to submit. Oops, Sorry, it’s a picture of downtown Stalingrad in 1942. My bad.


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