West Michigan Tourist Association Announces its Inaugural West Michigan Photo Contest!

by Sarah Koupalphone pics 2014 208

With so much beauty found in West Michigan, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) wants you to show off what you love most about this beautiful side of the state and have your photo featured on the cover of WMTA’s 2015 Carefree Travel Guide!



The West Michigan Tourist Association’s Carefree Travel Guide is a longstanding travel publication dating back to 1918, with 150,000 copies printed and distributed throughout the Midwest every year.


Along with having their photograph published on the cover of the 2015 Carefree Travel Guide, the photographer of the winning photo will receive two nights of lodging in a Lakeview Hotel Guest Room and one Superticket Lift Ticket for two people at Shanty Creek Resorts (valid for the 2014-15 Snowsports Season. Expires March 22, 2015).


Located in Bellaire, MI, Shanty Creek Resorts is a beautiful Northern Michigan hotel and resort. They offer the thrills of adventure and the peace of a mountain retreat, with three distinctive villages surrounded by two picturesque mountains, a pristine lake and four lush golf courses. Open year-round, Shanty Creek is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.

Contest Details:

Accepted photo formats: High res .jpeg (300 dpi +) , .pdf, .tiff , .dng. Must be CMYK.


Photo Size: Keep in mind that photos will be cropped to 8.75 in width x 11.25 height if chosen for the cover.


In e-mailing of photo, include:phone pics 2014 033


Full name
City that the photograph was taken in
Short description of the photo. 
Deadline: November 23, 2014

How to Enter:

E-mail all photos to Sarah@WMTA.org by November 23rd, 2014.


By entering the West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide Cover 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 photos for marketing purposes without compensation.


Entrants must be at least 18 years old. Good Luck!