JOIN US FOR 30 DAYS OF FUN!
To Enter your Photo CLICK HERE
To Vote for your Favorite Photo(s) CLICK HERE
Photo Submission: May 18-June 16, 2017
Public Voting: June 20-June 27, 2017
Winners Announced: June 28, 2017
Wouldn’t it be ‘FUN’ to win awesome prizes because of your mad photography skills?
We know all about FUN here at Visit Mason City and our photo-taking skills aren’t too shabby either!
This year, we will celebrate our annual 30 Days of Fun with a social media photo contest!
All ages and skill levels can easily participate! – It’s EASY as 1-2-3
SNAP a photo in Mason City corresponding with one of the six categories:
EDIT your photo and add a touch of personality and custom flair! (if desired, not required)
SHARE your photo with us via Instagram or Facebook!
Facebook – @MasonCityIowa
CLICK HERE and upload your photo to our Facebook Page, make sure to indicate in the caption which photo category you are participating in
Instagram – @visitmasoncity
Upload your photo to YOUR Instagram account with the hashtag #MasonCityIA & the event category you wish to participate in (i.e. #animallover)
Now, you’re thinking… Which category should I enter my photo into?
Check out our ambassadors’ profiles below to help you choose the category that fits you best.
You might even learn a photo tip or two!
Meet David, our #ArchitectureBuff
Follow David on Instagram >> @david1959
Name: David Age: 57
Fun Fact: “My wife and I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright sites all over the U.S. The Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City was our first chance to spend the night in one of his buildings. It was a wonderful experience.”
Photo Tip: “Look for the details, color, and form that the architect incorporated into the building.”
Architectural Buff Category – Does this sound like you?
Architecture surrounds us everyday…What most people see as a place of work or a humble home, you see as a work of art. Intrigued by interesting buildings and creative design, you are inspired by amazing lines, angles, details, colors, shapes and materials.
Take a #Selfie with Raheem
Follow Raheem on Instagram >> @stylesbyra
Name: Raheem Age: 31
Fun Fact: “I enjoying painting and drawing on my Ipad Pro. I also love to travel and taking photos whenever I can – especially in a new place”
Photo Tip: “Take photos of what you enjoy. It’ll come through and make for a better shot.”
Selfie Category – Does this sound like you?
Hi there, #fashionista, are you repeatedly owning the #picoftheday on your Instagram with your #selfies ? If you are a #SelfieDiva, you know how to stand, pose, and can work with any light given – dim or bright ! You don’t even need a scenic background – you are the scene!
Be the Life of the Party with our #EventEnthusiast
Follow the North Iowa Event Center on Instagram >> @northiowaeventscenter
Name: North Iowa Events Center Age: The North Iowa Fair Association was born in 1940
Fun Fact: “We have over 180 camping spots on the grounds!
Photo Tip: “When featuring photos, we want to connect emotionally with our audience. Selecting attention-getting colors and appropriate captions goes a long way to help. Events are about creating memories, and this makes photography an effective tool for our mission.”
Event Enthusiast Category – Does this sound like you?
Do you have a ‘Fear of Missing Out’? Are you constantly monitoring social media to ensure that you’re not missing out on the party? Do you find yourself constantly rearranging your schedule just to fit all new event happenings in? If you said “yes”, you are an #evententhusiast and you should own it!
Are you a pet whisperer like Tessa our #AnimalLover ?!
Follow Tessa on Instagram > @tesseyten
Name: Tessa Age: 23
Fun Fact: “I enjoy taking my two fur babies on walks, playing fetch and even sharing my food with them … #woofwoof”
Photo Tip: “I capture the moment best, when I have a treat in hand and make silly high pitched noises to get the dogs to look at the camera. I look & sound like a goof, but my photos turn out PAW-TASTIC!”
Animal Lover Category – Does this sound like you?
Is your fur baby your best friend? Do you consider your pet more photogenic than most of your friends? If so, #animallover has your name written all over it! #woofwoof
Dip, Dive, Dodge into nature with Jill our #MotherNature specialist!
Follow Jill on Instagram > @Jkscharper
Name: Jill Age: 58
Fun Fact: “I love to hike and vacation near National Parks! Last year I visited Olympic National Park, Badlands, Black Hills, & Mt. Rushmore! Hiking locally, I enjoy Lime Creek Nature Center.”
Photo Tip: “Take lots of photos- the great thing about digital is that you can easily delete photos that don’t turn out. When taking photos, be sure to snap photos in different lighting and close ups”
Mother Nature Category – Does this sound like you?
Does the beauty of the #greatoutdoors delight your senses and invigorate your soul? If landscapes, wildlife, nature and adventure are what you live for…go ahead and answer the #callofthewind
Try a scrumptious ‘Creation’ with State Street Deli, you #Foodie, you!
Follow State Steet Deli on Instagram > @StateStreetDeli
Name: State Street Deli Age: 6 Years of Business
Fun Fact: “All of our Creation Sandwiches are named after streets in Chicago!”
Foodie Tip: “Filters can be a useful tool in enhancing your photo, but don’t overdo it or your meal won’t look real!”
Foodie Category – Does this sound like you?
Is your Instagram more like a Foodstagram? Is almost every photo you share of food, a drink or something sweet? Do your followers often comment “yum”, “mouthwatering” or “delicious” on your pictures? When you’re looking at your Instagram photos can you still taste those savory flavors of that one scrumptious meal you had in Boston, three weeks ago…around 8pm with the Moscoto… oh and that ‘I could die for’ Carrot Cake? – If you find yourself in this category you are a #foodie posting on your #Foodstagram – #DontbeAshamed
Now go – SNAP.FILTER.SHARE!
For Official Contest Rules >> CLICK HERE
For Prize Information >> CLICK HERE