Greater Portland Photo Contest

Greater Portland Photo Contest

Capture the heart of our region through your lens

Upcoming Photo Contest + 2022 Winner’s Gallery

There’s no better way to ring-in the new year than by celebrating the beauty of Maine through your lens. Spotlight the charming places and towns that shape Greater Portland and make our destination the best place to live, work, and play. From Cape Elizabeth to Freeport, Scarborough to Yarmouth—every corner tells a story waiting to be captured. Learn more on our Area Towns.

Contest runs until May 31, 2024

How to Submit

Submit up to 3 photos for a chance to be featured across Visit Portland’s Marketing Initiatives. Bring on the food photos, public art instillations, and outdoor adventures across Portland and our area towns.

The following must be included to be considered.


Subject Line: Photo Contest

1. Full name
2. Social media handle, if applicable
3. Physical address (winners will have checks mailed to this address)
4. Location or story about where photo(s) were taken

By submitting photo(s) I hereby state to hold all applicable permissions to share photo(s) with Visit Portland and authorize Visit Portland to use these images for any digital, print, or other marketing initiatives to promote the Greater Portland, Maine region if selected. I also agree no royalties, fees, or other compensations shall become payable to Visit Portland outside of the contest winnings. It is your responsibility as “the releasor” of these photos to provide Visit Portland “the releasee” with accurate photo credit information, which Visit Portland will then display properly using the information provided.

Contest Highlights

All are welcome to participate – residents and visitors alike.

After submission, frontrunners being considered will be posted on our Visit Portland social channels to earn engagement from our followers. Photos with the most number of likes and comments by the end of the contest will win.

 Our Visit Portland Team utilize the selected shots to display across our diverse marketing channels—from print materials to our destination website and social media. Your creativity could leave a lasting impression on brochures, posts, and campaigns—resonating with people who adore our region as much as you do.

Chosen entries earn $50 per photo for unrestricted usage rights across our marketing channels.

Stay connected by following @visitportland on all platforms. Your work could find its spotlight on our platforms, so this gives the opportunity to see the photo live and shared with others.

Now, Let’s take a look at our 2022 Winner’s Gallery

Alexander Gross

Allie Wityak

Allison New

Amy Stendel

Ashley Harmon

Bill O’Malley

Bridget Wiggins

Carolyn Ernst

Cassie Demick

Catherine Cote

Christina Swayney

Colleen Mars

Courtney Tuttle

Darrin Landry

David Wardrick

Dayna Herz

Debra Ann Gorneault

Derek M. Berg

Drew Collins

Dustin Droggitis

Elissa Salter

Elizabeth Gross

Emily Marquis

Emma Strong

Eric Pray

Gillian Cook

Grace Tillotson

Heath J. Allen-Sturgis

Heather Durgin

Jacquelin Lai

Jason Harris

Jessica Cook

Jill Devlin

Jill O’Connor

John Hychko

Joy Zanghi

Juliet and Chris Karam

Karen Pride

Katy Ryan

Kira Margetta

Lisa Tutinas

Mary Osborne

Megan Robbins

Morgan Washburn

Nicole Stanec

Ross Maniaci

Shared Perspectives Photography

Stacey Wyman

Steven Bridges

Vince Brazen

Will DeBoer

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CONGRATS TO THE Photo Contest Winners!

Photographers have been notified and their selection winnings will be allocated accordingly. Thank you to all who submitted and shared their stories. We hope you continue to take stunning photos and share them with us via @visitportland and by using #visitportlandme.

Have questions or concerns? Please email