Visit Goldsboro, the Travel and Tourism Department for the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County, is excited to kick off its annual social media photo contest, Hit Us With Your Best Shot, for its third year. The contest had its inaugural year in 2018 with over 130 submissions, and another successful year in 2019 with over 200 photo submissions. The intention of the photo contest is to help showcase Goldsboro-Wayne County through the lens of our community members. The contest begins September 1 and ends at noon on September 30. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 2.
“You don’t have to be a professional photographer to participate in the contest. It’s less about fancy filters and hashtags, and more about sharing a piece of your Goldsboro-Wayne County with the rest of us,” said Ashlin Glatthar, director for Goldsboro-Wayne County Travel & Tourism. “We want to experience your favorite dish from a local restaurant, a go-to spot at one of our parks, and even take a stroll with you down one of our historic streets — all through a snapshot. It’s difficult to find ways to safely enjoy our surroundings and amenities these days, and we hope this photo contest is a way to explore while we’re all in the era of distancing.”
Starting September 1, interested participants can start submitting their photos by visiting www.visitgoldsboronc.com/photo-contest. Photos that are submitted must be taken in Goldsboro-Wayne County to be eligible for the competition. Before submitting, participants are asked to review the terms and conditions on the site. Photos will be uploaded to the photo contest album on the Visit Goldsboro Facebook Page at mid-day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Participants are encouraged to share their photos from the album to garner as many likes as possible before September 30. The photo with the most likes on Facebook will win two passes to see a show at the Paramount Theatre in their upcoming or future performing art series, $25 Downtown Dollars to use at any of the downtown businesses, and an entire set of “Totally Fly” Goldsboro swag to include T-shirt, sweatshirt, trucker’s hat, and sticker.