The upcoming total solar eclipse, the first in the United States in 26 years, will have us all looking to the sky!

While York won't see the full show (a partial eclipse is still cool!), we can't help but join in on the astronomical amusement.

We know how much people love to take photos of the sunrise and sunset, so we're hosting a #GoodHeavensYork photo contest!

Here's what you need to do:

1. Take a photo that shows a sunrise, sunset or the moon hovering over York County. Really, any photo involving the sky works! Think an amazing shot of the sun rising above the Susquehanna River or setting behind the rolling countryside. Get creative, and don't be afraid to get out and explore!

2. When you've found the perfect shot, post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #GoodHeavensYork between August 1 and August 31 to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Sunrise Soap Company!

3. Oh, and please read the official rules below before entering! It's a little boring, but it's important.

Staff at the York County CVB will select a winner and announce the lucky photographer on social media.

We're looking forward to seeing all the amazing photos!

Official Rules

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away one (1) $25 gift certificate to Sunrise Soap Company. The contest will run from 12 a.m. August 1, 2017, through closes at 11:59 p.m. August 31, 2017. In order to enter, please:

Take a photo that illustrates a sunrise, sunset, the moon or sky over York County.

Post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #GoodHeavensYork. You must include the hashtag to be entered into the contest.

PROMOTION ORGANIZER: This campaign is being held by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCCVB), the Official Tourist Promotion Agency for York County, Pennsylvania.

ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by posting a photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #GoodHeavensYork. All valid entries will be entered into the competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

DURATION: The contest opens at 12 a.m. August 1, 2017, and closes at 11:59 p.m. August 31.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents. Employees of the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau (along with its volunteers and board members) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. Participants are limited to one entry per social media account.

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected by vote of staff at the York County CVB. All judge's decisions are final.

PRIZES: The prize is one (1) $25 gift certificate to Sunrise Soap Company. Unless expressly noted, the prize does not include transportation, lodging or any and all other costs incurred by the winner. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the discretion of the York County Convention & Visitor Bureau.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau will attempt to contact the winner of the daily prize within five (5) business days of the winning day. If the winner cannot be reached or does not claim the prize within five (5) business days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

NOT ENDORSED BY INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER: This promotion is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. By participating in this contest, you release them from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you provide will be used for this competition only and will not be shared with any other party outside of the YCCVB and will not be used for other purposes in future dealings with the YCCVB.

CANCELLATIONS: The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter's control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.


a. Participants hereby grant the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit their names in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation.

b. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.

ACCEPTING THE PRIZE: Once winners are selected, they have two ways to receive their prize:

a. If the winner lives within 40 miles of the YCCVB office, located at 60 E. North St., York, PA, 17401, it will be the responsibility of the individual to pick-up the item at the YCCVB office. Prizes can be picked up during regular hours, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. Winners must contact Kennedy Barba at or at 717-852-9675, ext. 115.

b. If the winner lives beyond 40 miles away, the YCCVB will ship the prize to the winner's home or location of their choosing. Winners from beyond 40 miles may also choose to pick-up their prize at the YCCVB office.

USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of the YCCVB. The YCCVB reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

PHOTOS: By adding photos to this competition gallery you are granting permission for these images to be used by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau on its website,, and in other online and printed communications. By submitting your photo you understand and agree that the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau has no obligation to publish your photo. You must be the author/copywrite holder of all images submitted.

CONDUCT: By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. The YCCVB, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The YCCVB is not responsible for any technical malfunctions that may occur.  By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant's participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

WINNERS LIST: The names of the winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: #GoodHeavensYork Photo Contest, York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 60 E. North St., York, PA 17401.