2023 Auburn-Opelika Photo Contest

Auburn-Opelika Tourism’s annual AO Photo Contest is back! Professional and amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their work for a chance to win the grand prize beginning June 1. Photo submissions must be taken in Auburn or Opelika. The contest closes on August 31.

One talented winner will be selected to win a $500 gift card to Cameragraphics or the Auburn-Opelika business of their choice, subject to restrictions. Photos will be judged on four aspects: originality, creativity, overall artistic appeal and local emphasis. Photo content can include, but is not limited to, landmarks and attractions, local events and activities, food and drink, and outdoor scenery.

To enter, visit www.aotourism.com/photo-contest and submit your photo(s). There is no entry fee. The contest is open to all photographers, amateur and professional. You do not have to live in the area to participate. Photos do not have to be taken in a particular time frame; as long as the photo was taken in the area, it doesn’t matter when it was taken.

Your Contact Information

  • Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website only. You may submit up to three photographs.
  • The photographer will retain the rights to his/her photographs; however, by entering the contest, you grant Auburn-Opelika Tourism (and those authorized by AOT) a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any AOT purpose. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. AOT will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
  • For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject, or in the case of a minor, the subject’s parents or guardian to AOT upon request.

Note: Submitted photos might be used in future marketing materials. We will give full credit to the artist, but please leave off the watermarks.

For questions, please contact Cat Bobo at cat@aotourism.com.