The City of Columbia Announces the 2020 #LoveColumbiaSC Photo Challenge Winners

The City of Columbia would like to send a heartfelt thank you to those who participated in the #LoveColumbiaSC Photo Challenge that was held during September 2020.

The #LoveColumbiaSC Challenge is a City initiative that encourages citizens of Columbia to submit photos via social media of the places they love in the city. Therefore, citizens were tasked with submitting photos of their favorite places within City limits.

“Each year this contest gives us the opportunity to allow citizens to show us what they love about our great city. This year‘s contest was even more significant, because this year has posed many challenges. However, even during the pandemic, our community is still able to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of Columbia,” said Leshia Utsey, Director of Public Relations, Media and Marketing. 

The City of Columbia Photo Challenge, #LoveColumbiaSC, began in 2014 as a way to increase community engagement, expand public knowledge of the City’s social media sites and increase the use of technology to interact with citizens. To enter the contest, you must have tagged the City of Columbia in your photo on our social media platforms and use hashtag #LoveColumbiaSC to identify a contest entry.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Brian Ward, Facebook Photo Entry
  • William Brown, Instagram Photo Entry 
  • Jeffery O’Shields, Twitter Photo Entry
  • Sylvie Smith, Instagram Photo Entry  

The winners will be featured on a billboard in downtown Columbia with the help of our sponsor, Grace Outdoor, to showcase their entries. 

Brian Ward, Facebook Entry 

William Brown, Instagram Entry 

Jeffery O'Shields, Twitter Entry 

Sylvie Smith, Instagram Entry