The Laurel’s Highlands-Cashiers Winter Photo Contest

Photo by BJ King

Photo by Leah Singleton

Have you ever fancied yourself a great photographer?  Maybe you’re a professional photographer, or you’re just someone who loves to capture the magic of the moment on your cell phone or pocket camera.  

Whichever you are, The Laurel is offering you a chance to become a cover artist.  That’s right, the 2019 Laurel Winter Photo Contest has begun, so grab your camera and start snapping your way to fame. 

Your winning photograph could be the cover of our 2019 Winter Edition.  Pictured are some of our favorites from last year’s competition.  One of these might be just the inspiration you need to capture your own winning shot.  All you have to do is keep an eye open for the beauty of this, our quietest and most reflective season, and capture that moment on film.

Aspiring cover artists should enter their seasonal and magazine appropriate shots at by March 1.  Submitted photographs should be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and must be of the Highlands-Cashiers area.  Amateurs, professionals, young and old, are encouraged to join the fun and share the beauty of the season.

Pictures will appear on The Laurel Facebook page and readers can vote for their favorite.  The deadline to enter and to vote is March 1 and the winner will be announced on Facebook.  The winning photograph will appear on the cover of the 2019 Winter edition of The Laurel.

Visit to enter and vote before the March 1 deadline.