Do you have recent photos that show Vinton County at its finest? The Vinton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB)  is seeking pictures that may be used to promote the county for tourism. The community hosts visitors who enjoy the tranquility of the county by visiting the state parks, covered bridges, quilt barns, Moonville and other spots.

The CVB actively promotes Vinton County for tourism and needs pictures for the annual visitors’ guide, website and other visual media. Do you have photos that you think could be used for these purposes? The CVB has an annual photo contest that is open to the public.

There is no residency requirement for the contest. It is open to any amateur photographer including the folks who are just visiting. The most important rule is that the photo must have been taken in Vinton County after January 1, 2007. There is one division for adults and kids. A prize will be awarded to the overall contest winner.  A cash prize will be awarded to the overall contest winner.

Here are last year’s winning entries:

This year’s contest categories are as follows:

People In Action – Capture people in their element– artisans at work, folks having fun at local events and people enjoying all that Vinton County offers. Photos containing the distinguishable faces of people must be accompanied by a photo release signed by each person.

Landscapes, Streetscapes and Landmarks of Vinton County-What makes Vinton County unique? What makes this place beautiful? Capture the scenery and Vinton County’s unique sites at their best!

Open – Do you have a great photo that doesn’t fit the above categories? Submit it here!

All photos that show a distinguishable face must be accompanied by a signed release form.
Winning entries may be used in future marketing projects including print advertising, the Vinton County Visitors’ Guide and on

Pictures can be submitted online or on a disc.

Want to know more? Visit to find the complete rules and to enter your photos.  You can also contact the CVB at 1-800-596-4459 or at for information or stop by the Vistors’ Center at 104 W. Main St. in McArthur to see some past entries on display.

Also, listen to the Experiencing Vinton County podcast about the contest by clicking here.

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