The contest is being held to encourage photographers to capture the scenic beauty, attractions, and features that are special to Juneau and the surrounding vicinity.
Contest information is available at www.TravelJuneau.com/photocontest, at the Centennial Hall Visitor Information Center, at either location of Hearthside Books, and at any Heritage Coffee & Café location. Entries will be considered for JCVB's publications and Web site, and for editorial and promotional projects of the bureau.
"We thought this would be a fun and exciting way for the JCVB to add some great photographs to our image gallery," said Lorene Palmer, president for the bureau.
Cash prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded in each of four categories: Arts and culture, outdoor recreation, wildlife, and landscapes.
"This is a terrific opportunity for photographers - amateurs and professionals alike - to gain extensive exposure and possibly win a substantial cash prize," Palmer said.
Deadline for photo entries is Oct. 31. Photographs taken between July 2005 and October 2007 will be eligible for entry.