The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual photo contest beginning Aug. 5 through 11 a.m. Aug. 30.



The eighth annual Destin Area Summer Photo Contest began in 2006 to promote the city of Destin through localsí and touristsí experiences. Previous contest entries featured children playing in the sand, families enjoying attractions around Destin, beautiful sunsets, and fishermen unloading the dayís catch along the Destin harbor.



This yearís photo contest is divided into four categories, which include family and friends photos, beach and harbor/bay photos. Winners in each category and one overall winner will be selected by the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff. All winners will receive a Destin prize package and will be published in the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Visitorís Guide & Membership Directory.



Prize packages include the following:



Overall Winner: 3-night stay at the Resorts of Pelican Beach; $75 gift certificate to Hammerhead's Bar & Grille, Poppy's Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill, Poppy's Seafood Factory, Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, or Roberto's Pizzeria Sports Bar; and $20 gift certificate to Fudpuckerís Beachside Bar & Grill



Friends/Family Winner: 2-night stay from Dale E. Peterson Vacations; $50 gift certificate to Hammerhead's Bar & Grille, Poppy's Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill, Poppy's Seafood Factory, Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, or Roberto's Pizzeria Sports Bar; and $20 gift certificate to Fudpuckerís Beachside Bar & Grill



Beach Winner: 3-night stay from Harmony Beach Vacations; dinner for two at The Bistro inside the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard; and $10 gift certificate to Fudpuckerís Beachside Bar & Grill



Harbor/Bay Winner: 2-night stay from Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa; $25 gift certificate to Hammerhead's Bar & Grille, Poppy's Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill, Poppy's Seafood Factory, Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, or Roberto's Pizzeria Sports Bar; and $10 gift certificate to Fudpuckerís Beachside Bar & Grill



Only digital entries taken by amateur photographers will be accepted.  To read full rules, submit your photo, and view other entries, please visit www.DestinChamber.com.