Visitors Bureau offers summer challenge

Community invited to photograph food, drinks and sweets

Staff Reports

TROY — The Miami County Visitors Bureau will launch its second annual “Summer Photo Challenge” during National Tourism Week, May 1-7, and will continue throughout the summer. The challenge is to have participants post images of their favorite foods, drinks and sweet treats on Instagram.

Diana Thompson, executive director said, “The photo challenge is a great way for not only visitors to have great fun in our shops and local restaurants, but also for our area families to rediscover Miami County and all of our great communities.”

Here’s how the challenge will work. Level 1: Post six or more images of food from locally owned eateries and/or farmers markets to earn a free T-shirt. Level 2: Complete Level 1 plus post six or more images of drinks to earn a free T-shirt and a free canvas tote bag. Level 3: Complete Levels 1 and 2, plus post six or more images of sweet treats to earn a free T-shirt, a free canvas bag and an entry into a grand prize drawing.

The rules are simple. Each Instagram post must include what the image is, where it was taken and the following hashtags #miamicophoto or #homegrowngreat must be used. Once you have completed each level, stop by the Visitors Bureau office at 405 SW Public Square, Suite 272, to receive your reward. All grand prize entries must be complete by Aug. 5.

National Travel and Tourism Week is America’s annual salute to travel and tourism and was established by a congressional resolution in 1983. This week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.

Locally, travel and tourism represents more than $160 million to Miami County’s local economy.

Community invited to photograph food, drinks and sweets