Header photo by Jeff London

Autumn mornings in Elk Country, like this one, and throughout the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors provide excellent subject material for photographers. Photo by Craig Douglas Gephart.

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce their new Scenic Beauty Photo Contest, which runs September 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018. To enter, complete the entry form and upload your photos at The only requirements are that the photo meet the contest theme and must be taken in Jefferson, Elk, Clarion, Forest, or Cameron Counties. Finalists will be posted on with the four entries with the most votes receiving the following: 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $75, and 4th place $25. Online voting will be December 13-19, 2018.

“With the cameras in modern cell phones, people are taking more and higher-quality pictures than ever before,” says John Straitiff, executive director of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau. “With our Scenic Beauty photo contest, pictures taken in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region could win cash prizes. This is just another way for us to connect with the traveling public and to share the many wonderful things found in the region through their eyes.”

Learn more and find interesting places to visit in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region by going to or calling (814) 849-5197.

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