Lacombe Regional Tourism seeking great photos

Get out your photo albums and dust off those covers - Lacombe Regional Tourism wants to see your best shots of Lacombe and area.

  • Nov. 14, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Get out your photo albums and dust off those covers – Lacombe Regional Tourism wants to see your best shots of Lacombe and area. Organizers also point out that there isn’t much time – tomorrow marks the deadline to submit.

Marie Péron, executive director of Lacombe Regional Tourism, said that Lacombe Regional Tourism is looking for the best seasonal photos of peoples, places, experiences and events in the Lacombe region to be entered into its photo contest.

“We want to see more images and visuals that people associate with the region,” said Péron.

“Not only is it a great way for us to interact with the public and to engage with them through social media, but it’s a great way for us to see those visuals.”

Péron said that photographs are typically ways for people to remember experiences that stand out to them and those are the moments and experiences Lacombe Regional Tourism wants to know about.

She added that the contest is a good way for people to become a little more aware of what the region has to offer.

Because Lacombe County’s geographical region is so large, some of the photos may be very different from each other, Péron said.

A photo taken in the west end of the county may be vastly different from one taken during the same season in the east.

Péron said that a number of photos of many different subjects have already been submitted to the contest.

“If you look at the images, they are actually quite striking,” said Péron. “There is actually quite a variety of them.”

Photos submitted to the contest will be added to Lacombe Regional Tourism’s photo database and may be used in future promotions by Lacombe Regional Tourism.

The top 10 photos selected will also be framed and displayed at the Flatiron Museum from the kickoff of the Light Up the Night Festival on Nov. 28 and run until Feb 1.

Afterwards, the printed version of those photos will be gifted to the contestants who submitted the photo.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top three photos, with first place receiving a $150 prepaid gas card and a $50 gift certificate to Salt Restaurant; second place receiving a $50 prepaid gas card and $50 gift certificate to Salt Restaurant and third place receiving a $50 gift certificate to Salt Restaurant. Prizes winners, as well as the top 10 photos to be displayed, will all be decided by votes of Lacombe Regional Tourism’s Facebook fans.

So, once submissions have closed for the contest and participants have all their photos submitted, it is important to continue visiting the Facebook page to vote, said Péron.

In order to enter the contest, participants require a Facebook account. Find the Lacombe Regional Tourism page on Facebook and ‘like’ it.

After that, photos can be submitted. Participants can submit one photo per day. Photos can also be submitted via Twitter by using the hashtag #mylacombe.

Photos can be submitted to the contest up until Nov. 15. Voting then begins on Nov. 16.