City of Columbia to Host #LoveColumbiaSC Photo and Video Challenge Has Been Extended Through July with #LoveMyCity Campaign.
Jul 11, 2019

The City of Columbia Announced that #LoveColumbiaSC Challenge is now extended until July 31, 2019. With this extension we are asking citizens to participate in the “Love My City” Campaign by adding #LoveMyCity to their photo and video entries.


More than 200 million people across the United States live in a city, town or village that they love. The National League of Cities (NLC) is bringing together top researchers, media partners, corporate leaders and local elected officials to spotlight the connection that residents feel with their cities through the #LoveMyCity campaign.


#LoveColumbiaSC is a City initiative that encourages citizens of Columbia to submit photos via social media of the places they love in the city. This year, we have decided to add a new video element to the challenge. Therefore, citizens will be tasked with submitting photos and/or videos of their favorite places within City limits. The City of Columbia Photo Challenge, #LoveColumbiaSC, began in 2014 as a way to increase community engagement, expand public knowledge of the City’s social media sites and increase the use of technology to interact with citizens. To enter the contest, you must tag the City of Columbia in your photo or video on the social media platform and use hashtag #LoveColumbiaSC and #LoveMyCity to identify a contest entry. 


WHO: City of Columbia


WHAT: 


Image Submission:

Submit images that include landscapes, structures, buildings or historical monuments. The photos MUST include images that are within the city limits. The winning photo will be based on the total number of “likes, favorites, retweets, etc. that are received by June 31, 2019.  To enter the contest, social media users MUST tag the City of Columbia on the social media platform and use #LoveColumbiaSC and #LoveMyCity to identify a contest entry.


There will be three photos chosen and they will include one photo from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The winner will be decided by the number of votes from followers on each of the social media platforms.


Video Submission:

Submit videos that include landscapes, structures, buildings or historical monuments and a quick explanation of why you love that particular location. The Video CANNOT exceed 60 seconds and it HAS to be taken within the city limits. The winning video will be based on the total number of “likes, comments, and retweets, etc. that are received by June 31, 2019.  To enter the contest, social media users MUST tag the City of Columbia on the social media platform and use #LoveColumbiaSC and #LoveMyCity to identify a contest entry.


There will be three videos chosen and they will include one video from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The winner will be decided by the number of votes from followers on each of the social media platforms.



WHEN: The #LoveColumbiaSC Photo and Video Challenge will be held on the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter media platforms June 3, 2019 – July 31, 2019.


WHERE: City limits of Columbia, South Carolina


FOLLOW US TO PARTICIPATE:

Instagam: @wearecolumbia

Twitter: @cityofcolumbia 

Facebook: @cityofcolumbia