Charlevoix Photo Contest

Important information about photo credit, entry information, and official rules are listed below. 


Simply share a photo that you think captures the beauty of Charlevoix. There are four different ways to enter: 

1. Click this link to enter on the contest page 
2. Email your photos to [email protected] 
3. Facebook message Visit Charlevoix 
4. Instagram with the hashtags #VisitCharlevoix and #CVXphoto21 (on Instagram (the account cannot be set to private or the program software can't collect the image), include the hashtags in your photo caption and not the comments section). 

The entry period is from November 1 - November 30, so be sure to get your entry in before then. If you experience technical difficulties, message the Visit Charlevoix Facebook page or email [email protected] and we will help you register your photos! 


Anyone can vote on the submitted photos. Visit Charlevoix will choose the winner from the top 10 most-voted entries. The Photo Contest voting will be held from December 6  - December 13. Check back and vote for your favorite photos. You may vote one time per photo by liking a photo on Visit Charlevoix's Facebook page. The winner will be announced on or before December 20.


The first prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to the Charlevoix hotel of their choice, have their photo posted on social media, and the winning photo will also be featured in the 2022 Charlevoix Area Travel Guide. 



Photos must be taken in the Charlevoix, Michigan area. Photos must be taken by the person submitting them. Any individuals featured in a photo must have a signed photo release. Visit Charlevoix will contact you directly for any photo release necessary. The organization reserves the right to use all photos that are submitted through this contest for promotional purposes. 

Nitty-gritty rules

  • Any photo entry may be used by Visit Charlevoix for marketing purposes without notifying you. We give photo credit when possible, but it's not always possible. Official rules of entry can be located here.
  • Photos that are leud, discriminatory, defamatory, or any other derogatory category will be immediately disqualified from our photo contest and dealt with in the appropriate manner.
  • For your entry to be considered, images need to be 2MB or larger. Low-resolution photos cannot be used for print purposes which is a part of the grand prize. 


Thank you so much for considering entering Visit Charlevoix's 2021 Photo Contest. Images submitted to the Photo Contest may be used by Visit Charlevoix indefinitely for promotional purposes. Photographers retain ownership of all copyrights. However, by submitting an image for entry in this contest, you automatically give Visit Charlevoix permission and rights to store, display, and use the image, its thumbnails, and your name as the photographer, indefinitely in any media without notification or compensation. A print-quality copy of any image submitted to the contest may be used, with appropriate attribution, in marketing promotions that adheres to the mission of Visit Charlevoix (such as newsletters, social media posts, reports, print/digital publications, or when appropriate, partnership posts with Pure Michigan and other media agencies) without further notification. Visit Charlevoix will not release print quality files for any other use. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]