Photography and tourism go hand in hand. Think about it, one of your Facebook friends posts cool pictures from vacation, you see a commercial featuring an unexpected travel destination or a family member sends you a postcard from their latest adventure, what does it make you want to do? Visit there yourself, right? Well, here in Goldsboro and Wayne County we have so much for people to see, do and explore. Let’s show them! If you’re a local, what’s your favorite spot? If you visit Goldsboro, what brings you here? We want to know and we want to share that with others!

With that being said, have you heard the buzz, or should we say “snaps,” around Goldsboro lately? The “Hit Us With Your Best Shot” photo contest is well underway. You won’t have to look far in Wayne County to find inspiration. But, just in case you need a little boost to get the creativity wheel spinning, here are a few tips to make your pictures the best they can be!

1. Capture Emotional Moments

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. We want to see your memories in Goldsboro that are worth a lot more! Maybe this is the wonder in your son’s eyes the first time he sees jets at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base during Wings Over Wayne. Maybe it’s a proposal in front of the beautiful fountain in the middle of downtown. Or maybe it’s the funny face your friends make when they try new brews at Well Travelled Beer. Show us the moments that turned into lifetime memories and made Wayne County a special place for you! Think about it like this, you aren’t taking a picture of what it looks like instead you’re taking a picture of what it feels like.

2. Capture Adventurous Moments

If you’ve been to Goldsboro, you know there are more adventures here than you can count. We want to see those! What gets your heart racing and blood pounding? Is it racing through the mud on an ATV at Busco Beach? Is it kayaking at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park?

3. Capture Unexpected Moments

You never know what new memories you’re going to make in Goldsboro. This might sound awkward, but as you’re out and about have your camera ready. Whether it’s something silly, totally unique or the perfect sunset, having your camera ready might get you those rare, once-in-a-lifetime moments!

Now that you’re inspired, it’s time to enter your photos!

Here’s how it works:

1. Shoot!

Set your camera to its highest resolution and capture a great photo. Show us your favorite places, moments or activities in Goldsboro and Wayne County.

2. Upload!

Upload your photo(s) to, review the contest rules and photo release form and hit submit! The last day to enter photos is August 30th, so get to snapping Goldsboro. Oh and we know it’s impossible to choose just one to submit so entries are UNLIMITED!

3. Like!

Entries will be posted to the “Hit Us With Your Best Shot” album on the Visit Goldsboro NC Facebook page within the next business day. So, as soon as you see your photo, start sharing with your friends to get some ‘likes’!

4. Win!

The top 3 photos with the most ‘likes’ will be featured at the NC Poultry Festival and the WINNER will receive an exclusive 2018 NC Poultry Festival package, including two VIP passes where they will have access to complimentary food, beverages, special seating, exclusive restrooms, and a meet & greet with the headliner, platinum recording artist, Jerrod Niemann!

Great photos of great places make people want to visit. We love Goldsboro, but we can’t possibly capture all of the fun ourselves, that’s why we are asking for YOUR help! The photos you submit can help show all of Goldsboro’s greatness. We can’t wait to see and share them with others!