If you’re a regular reader of 20×49.com, you may already know that this blog is a project of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (learn more about us at www.Shreveport-Bossier.org). Among our various projects, we produce and distribute the annual Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier (this year’s edition features local rising star AJ Haynes, of the rock band Seratones, on the cover).

This year’s guide includes a challenge to visitors and locals alike: Use the hashtag #SBFunSide on your Instagram posts featuring things to see and do in Shreveport-Bossier, and you could win a share of $1,000 in cash prizes. Posts must be made between now and December 31, 2019. Cash prizes of $500 (first place), $300 (second place) and $200 (third place) will be awarded. Winners will be selected by the staff of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and will be notified by Jan. 31, 2020.

Photos can be of anything, but we’re excited to see your photos featuring local attractions, festivals, nightlife, the outdoors, and more. The complete rules of the contest are available for review here. Put simply, they amount to: 1) Images must be posted to a public Instagram profile in order to be considered, 2) Images must be the original work of the Instagram account holder, and 3) Images should be posted as a single image, not as part of a story or a carousel-style post featuring multiple images.

Through our own Instagram account, @SeeShreveportBossier, we love to celebrate the work of local photographers by hiring one photographer each month to direct a “takeover” of our account. This gives us the chance to see Caddo and Bossier parishes from a different, unique perspective each month while supporting up-and-coming local talents.

If you or someone you know is a practicing or aspiring photographer (and who isn’t, these days?!), consider adding the hashtag #SBFunSide to your Instagram posts, and you may just win a share of $1,000 to help kick off your 2020.

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Featured photo by Casey Habich.