West Michigan Photo Contest 2021

Public voting is now open! Click through to the West Michigan Facebook page to vote for your favorite photos.

With so much beauty found in West Michigan, the West Michigan Tourist Association wants you to show off what you love most about this beautiful side of the state, and win some great West Michigan prizes!

Prize Categories:

  • Public Vote
  • Beach/Lake/Lighthouse Photo
  • People Photo
  • Nature Photo

WMTA’s favorite photo entries received by July 28th, 2021, will be made available via a public vote on the West Michigan Facebook page to determine the winner of the public vote. Public voting will begin on August 1st, 2021.

Photos will be accepted from anywhere shaded dark blue on the Michigan map.
Category prizes to be determined by WMTA judges.

Winners will be announced on August 16th, 2021.

Contest Details:

Accepted Photo Formats: High res (300 dpi +) .jpeg or .tiff.

How to Enter: E-mail all photos to PhotoContest@WMTA.org by July 28th, 2021. Each email should have no more than one photo attachment. If you would like to submit multiple photos for consideration, please email each one separately. 

Include With Entry:

  • First & last name of photographer.
  • City where the photograph was taken.
  • Short description of the photo.

Deadline for photo submission: July 28th, 2021

Prize Details:

All winning photos will be featured in the West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide publication in early 2022.

Check out the additional fun prizes below that will get you out and experiencing some of our favorite things in West Michigan!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Public Vote, Beach/Lake/Lighthouse Photo, People Photo, Nature Photo

Photo Contest Prizes

  • Photo featured in the 2021 West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide
  • $200 Gift Card from Traverse City Tourism (Traverse City)
  • Foursome of Golf on any of Shanty Creek Resort‘s five golf courses (Bellaire)


Photo Contest Sponsors:

Thank you to the below businesses for donating a prize for this year’s West Michigan Photo Contest.



By entering the 2021 West Michigan Photo Contest, entrants agree to the rules and the decisions of the judges and further agree to allow the West Michigan Tourist Association to use their names and/or photos for marketing purposes without compensation. By entering this contest, you assert that the photograph(s) you submit are your own work, and you have appropriate permissions to share the photo(s) for the purposes of this contest, including permissions from any people included in your photograph. Photos should not be images which have been submitted to a previous WMTA West Michigan Photo Contest.

Entrants must be at least 18 years old.