Winter Fun Photo Contest

Visit Carson Valley invites you to enter the #WhyCV 2022 Winter Fun Photo Contest! Show us how you are not hibernating with our Winter Fun in Carson Valley photo contest! We know that winter brings a treasure trove of new and fun things to do in the area, not to mention breathtaking scenery! Because of this, we want to see all the different ways to have fun this winter!

The Details

Fun means something different to everyone, so we invite you to get creative! Are you fishing the crystal waters of Topaz? Having a snowball fight in fresh powder? Exploring the vast network of trails with your favorite four-legged buddy? Maybe building a puzzle with family or getting lost in a good book near the fireplace is your type of fun (ours too!). This contest is absolutely open to your interpretation, and we can’t wait to see your creativity! Take new photos or dig into your archives, we happily accept both!

Submissions will be accepted through March 3rd. Winners will be announced on Visit Carson Valley’s social media pages, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

The Prizes

We are so excited to have teamed up with Main Street Gardnerville for the Winter Fun photo contest!  The top winners will be featured on the Main Street Gardnerville Sidewalk Gallery (subject to photo quality in increased sizing). In addition, the following prizes will be awarded:

1st Place – $100 dining gift card. Winner’s image will also be featured on Carson Valley Facebook as the cover photo.

2nd Place – $75 dining gift card.

3rd Place – $50 dining gift card.

How to Submit Your Photo

Email your photo to or Please put #WhyCV Photo Submission in the subject line and tell us all the fun details in your email. Please also include full name and social media handles (if applicable) of the photographer. Multiple entries are encouraged!

The Fine Print

By posting or emailing your photo to us, you are submitting your formal entry for the #WhyCV contest as well as giving Visit Carson Valley permission to use the photo on social media and in print. We will post and tag your social media accounts when possible, but will always credit your work.

Please make sure you have the express permission from any people in the photo to be publicly displayed.