Summer is here and there are so many beautiful places to see and photograph in Council Bluffs and rural Pottawattamie County! To celebrate the season with you, we are hosting the UNleashCB Summer Photo Contest. Participants may enter up to five original photographs that depict the summer season in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 7 Silver! You don't have to be a pro or have high-dollar equipment to participate. You'd be surprised by how great smartphone cameras are!

We will be accepting submissions from Monday, June 21, 2021, thru Monday, August 9, 2021. 

The winner of the GoPro Hero 7 Silver will be announced on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. 

After the winner has been announced, we will be taking the top five runner-up images and have the public vote to determine the winner of the people's choice award! Keep an eye out for the link to vote on Monday, August 16, 2021. 

How to Enter:



No Social Media:


Rules and Guidelines:

All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants in Pottawattamie County. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

All communication in regards to the photo contest will be done through the official UNleashCB Facebook and Instagram pages, or through email coming directly from Emma Schwaller at We will never send links to our participants, ask them to make an account, register on a third-party site, or ask for any personal information. 

For any questions, please contact the Council Bluffs CVB's associate director of content, Emma Schwaller, at