The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism announces a call for entries for the 2019 Georgia’s Rome Photo & Video Contest. Winning photographs will be featured in a gallery exhibition at Farrell’s Frame & Design. Winning videos will be featured on multiple Georgia’s Rome digital platforms. Submission is free and entries will be accepted Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 through Sunday, April 7, 2019.

The tourism office challenges locals to be tourists in their hometown by exploring area attractions and locations to creatively capture Georgia’s Rome.  Photographs and videos should highlight a variety of area locations and experiences that visually illustrate the beauty of Rome. Participants can submit entries in several categories to include: Historic Sights, Outdoors, Downtown Rome, Events, Paws Permitted, Food, Holidays, Weddings, Sports and Video. 

Selected photos will go on exhibition at Farrell’s Frame & Design gallery during National Travel & Tourism Week. The exhibition will run from May 11 – 25. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 11, 4-7 p.m. Photographers with works on exhibit will have the option to sell their photographs and keep 100% of the profits.

The public will have the opportunity to voice their opinion for the People’s Choice Awards for best photo and best video. All entrants’ photos will be uploaded onto the Georgia’s Rome Facebook page, and all videos will be uploaded to the Georgia’s Rome YouTube page.  The public will be invited to vote from April 8 through April 12. The photo and video with the most combined LikesComments, and Shares will each win the People’s Choice Award.

All photos and videos submitted must have been captured in Rome and Floyd County within the last two years.  There are no limits on entries.  All work submitted must be original. Participants can submit videos up to one minute in length.  

Select photography and video entries will be showcased throughout the year in print and online with credits to the photographer and/or videographer. Photos that best capture the uniqueness and beauty of Georgia’s Rome will be selected for the exhibition. All photos will be considered, however preference will be given to photos captured in high resolution.

Submit entries online at RomeGeorgia.org/Exhibit.  Entries may also be delivered or mailed with entry form to the Rome-Floyd Welcome Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, GA 30161.

For complete details on image and video formats, entry forms, submission guidelines, and the exhibition, please visit RomeGeorgia.org/Exhibit or call 706.295.5576.