Mountain Maryland 4th Annual Photo Contest Exhibition

Exhibition

February 5-26, 2022 • 11:00AM-5:00PM Daily • Free

The Allegany Arts Council and its Schwab Gallery are pleased to announce they will partner with Allegany County Tourism, the Mountain Side of Maryland, for its 4th Annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest. Winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition which will take place February 5-26, 2022, with a Public Opening to occur on Saturday, February 5, 2021, from 6:00PM-8:00PM. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.  This is the first time in the contest's history that winning photographs will be on display for the public to view.

About Allegany County Tourism
70,000 acres of majestic nature, internationally recognized bike trails, three centuries of American history, a diverse food, brewery, and winery scene, and an endless amount of outdoor adventure. Get back to the mountainside.

About the Mountain Maryland Photo Contest
The 4th Annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, sponsored by Allegany County Tourism, invites the community and visitors to share images that tell Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s story of place, culture, lifestyle, and recreation while offering $1,700 in cash prizes to photographers.

Entries are accepted in the following categories:

  • Arts and Culture: Allegany County boasts a lively arts and culture scene with two state-designated Arts and Entertainment and Maryland Main Street districts in Cumberland and Frostburg, a thriving small business community, and generations of tradition in food and culture. This category serves to document food, culture, arts, activities, events, nightlife, music, landmarks, and entertainment in Allegany County.
  • History and Heritage: Where the C&O Canal, the Western Potomac, major roads and railroads converged, Allegany County owes its history and heritage to early American transportation milestones and the movement of people and resources. This category serves to document Allegany County’s rich history told in our rivers, rails, trails, mountains, and towns.
  • Outdoor Recreation: From cycling the Great Allegheny Passage or C&O Canal Towpath and hiking in one of our parks or forests to canoeing and kayaking Lake Habeeb or the Potomac River, Allegany County has plenty of opportunities to play in the outdoors. This category serves to capture people in motion, action shots of hiking, cycling, paddling, and exploring the trails, waterways, parks, and outdoor spaces in Mountain Maryland.
  • Scenic Landscapes: It’s no secret that one of Allegany County’s greatest assets is the scenic beauty. Everywhere you look, you’re sure to find scenic vistas, historic architecture, streetscapes, overlooks, and waterways. This category serves to document the scenic landscapes that serve as Allegany County’s backdrop.

The deadline to enter is October 31, 2021, at 11:59PM. For addition eligibility requirements and entry, click here.

Awards:

Arts and Culture Category:
1st Place: $225
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75

History and Heritage Category:
1st Place: $225
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75

Outdoor Recreation Category:
1st Place: $225
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75

Scenic Landscapes Category:
1st Place: $225
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75


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