Your Best Michigan Photo Could Win

By Peter Neumann

Your Best Michigan Photo Could Win

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM EDT

LANSING, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Michigan's tourism gurus want your best pictures taken in our state to include in future "Pure Michigan" tourism brochures.

Today, they've announced a photo contest that let's you share your best Michigan moments.

Read more in their press release issued this morning:

"Pure Michigan Photo Contest Invites Fans to Share Their Michigan Moments

LANSING – Pure Michigan wants to hear from fans about where they go to make memories in Michigan. The Michigan Moments photo contest is being launched on the Pure Michigan Facebook page today, and the winning photo will be included in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide.

“We are launching this Facebook photo contest as a way for our fans to showcase what Pure Michigan means to them, and illustrate the beauty and unique destinations found throughout the state,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “We had tremendous participation in our last Michigan Moments photo contest and we are excited to hear from our fans again this year.”

Photos for the contest may be submitted directly to the Pure Michigan Facebook page via the photo contest tab, or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #PureMichiganContest. All submissions will be found on a customized Facebook tab on the Pure Michigan Facebook page. Submissions should identify the location in Michigan featured in the photo.

Photos may be submitted until midnight on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

Fans will be able to vote on the photo they believe best represents Pure Michigan during a voting period that runs from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11 through midnight on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Fans may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period.

The winning photo will be published in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide. One million copies of the guide will be printed, with 650,000 copies being distributed with the March/April issue of Midwest Living magazine.

More than 3,300 photos were submitted to Pure Michigan through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during last year’s Michigan Moments photo contest with 54,384 votes being cast in total. Photos ranged from sweeping landscapes to family portraits and featured scenes and destinations from all across Michigan. Last year’s winning photograph, submitted by Sean Chess of Coldwater, featured the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse at sunset.

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit: For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit"

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