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2021 Georgia’s Rome Photo & Video Contest



The public is invited to an exhibition to be held  June 8 –19. The opening reception will be held Tuesday, June 8 , 5 -7 p.m., at the Rome Area History Center. Videos selected will be highlighted and posted on digital platforms and featured in the Rome Area History Center front window during the exhibition.

The reception will include recognition of the photographers whose work was selected for the exhibition. Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and People’s Choice will be announced at the opening reception.

The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

Photographers have the option to sell their photography displayed at the exhibition; photographers receive 100% of the total sale.



Elisa Giannelli

Photo: Downtown Rome Clocktower



Ginger Gresham

Photo: Foggy Morning Sunrise & Beautiful Butterfly



Marc Borchardt

Photo: Robert Redden Footbridge



Amanda Parker

I am professional landscaper at The beautiful Berry College Oak Hill. Photography is part of who I am because I enjoy adding permanency to life’s transitional moments. Photo: Berry College Sunset & Oak Hill Little Cabin


Brian Kinder

I have been a physician in Rome for thirty years. Photography is how I pause, breath, and try to create Wow. Photo: Porto Futurus Dopo II (Porto Futurus After Sunset)


Candiss Ayer

My hopes are that one day I can capture an image strong enough that it impacts change.
Photo: ECO Center Wetlands Trail & Berry Buck


Frank Cardamone – 1st Place Winner

Hello, my name is Frank. I am a single father of two children, and a lifestyle photographer that loves to adventure across America. I am passionate about photography and living a life filled with intention and appreciation. Being in nature feeds my soul, and capturing life’s most precious moments satisfies my purpose! Photo: The Old Mill & The Calm After the Storm

Heidi Lambert-Payton

I enjoying capturing images that might make you think outside the box. I enjoy traveling and making memories with pictures. Rome has so many beautiful places to see and capture in a photograph.
Photo: Etowah Outdoor Bridge


Ivan Felipe – People’s Choice Winner

I am from Guatemala, started doing photography 2 years ago senior year of high school and it just became a thing. Photography is my little hobby. I love doing portraits photography. Photo: Clocktower and the Courthouse


Jason Blalock

Photography is a passion for me. As a nature/wildlife/landscape photographer, I love nothing more than being out in nature hearing the sound of a waterfall or call of an eagle. Photo: Old Mill at Berry & Robert Redden Footbridge


Leigh Bishop

As a photographer, I am always searching for beautiful moments occurring in everyday life. I view every photoshoot as an opportunity to capture those moments and share them with the world. I’m constantly looking for new moments to capture on camera. Since beginning my professional journey, I’ve worked on many different types of projects that have expanded my experience and added to my portfolio. Photo: In Flight

Tony Pope – 3rd Place Winner

Retired school library media specialist and lifetime Floyd County resident, my journey into photography started with a class at West Georgia in the early 1990s. Since then, I have taken photographs from local sites of historical interest to travels abroad. Photography allows me to capture a special memory from a moment in time. Photo: Male Dance at Running Water Pow Wow in Rome, Georgia & Italian Garden at Oak Hill


Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is pleased to announce a call for entries for the annual Georgia’s Rome Photo & Video Contest. Locals and visitors are challenged to explore area attractions and locations to creatively capture Georgia’s Rome. Photographs and videos should highlight a variety of area locations and experiences that visually illustrate the beauty of Rome. The deadline for entries is midnight on April 25, 2021.AWARDS

1st Place: $100 Gift Card

2nd Place: $50 Gift Card

3rd Place: $25 Gift Card

People’s Choice: $50 Gift Card (1 winner for video; 1 winner for photo)

Winners will get to select a gift card from one of the Georgia’s Rome Hospitality MembersRestaurantsRetailersService providers, Hotels




Get information on Submission Guidelines, Exhibition Details, Entry Form, or Enter Online Now