#SuffolkSnapshot Facebook Photo Contest Under Way

Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved. 

All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.

The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook." 

The contest is meant not only for residents to show their pride for the county, but also to promote travel. According to a statement from the county executive's office, the photos "should create a sense of place and convey the beauty, history and/or spirit of Suffolk County." 

Depsite posting to Facebook, submissions in the #SuffolkSnapshot photo contest must be sent by e-mail to photocontest@suffolkcountyny.gov before Sept. 14. All of the submissions will be posted to the county executive's Facebook page.

Photos with the most "likes" between Sept. 14 and Sept. 28 will be the winners. First place gets a Canon PowerShot SX280 HS digital camera, courtesy of Canon U.S.A. The second-place winner will take home a $100 gift certificate to Blend Wine & Tapas in Hauppauge, courtesy of the restaurant, and the third-place finisher will receive Mets memorabilia. Mr. Bellone will also choose two “County Executive’s Choice” honorable mentions.

Those not eligble are Suffolk County employees and their families and county contractors and their employees and employees’ families. For more information, click here.