Entries sought for CVB contest

The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting submissions for the “Home Away from Home Contest.”

Visitors are encouraged to write short stories between 600 and 750 words detailing how they spend their time in Marietta-Washington County. Participants are asked to also send along three photographs showcasing their time spent in Marietta and Washington County.

The winning entries will be treated to a full day in Marietta, recently named the sixth best small town to visit by the Smithsonian Magazine.

Winners will enjoy a night’s stay for two at the House on Harmar Hill, a ride on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler, a Trolley Tour and dinner at The House of Wines. Winners will also be selected to appear in the 2015 Getaway Guide and possibly other CVB publications.

According to Jeri Knowlton, executive director of the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, it’s the stories from repeat visitors that demonstrates just how special Marietta-Washington County is. “There is nothing like the testimony of people who come back to the area every year or few years,” said Knowlton. “It fills us with a sense of pride knowing that Marietta-Washington County feels like a second home to so many of our visitors.”

Deadline for submission for the “Home Away from Home” contest is Sept. 30, 2014. For more information please visit www.mariettaohio.org/homeawaycontest.

To learn more about the Marietta-Washington County CVB, visit www.mariettaohio.org