Gulf Coast Photo Contest

Are you staying with us this summer? Do you have great photos and videos of your time at the beach? Turn your vacation posts on Instagram into award-winning ones with our Gulf Coast Photo Contest. We're giving you a chance to win up to a three-night stay with us right here at the beach! All you have to do is tag us in your photo or video, use our hashtag, and follow us on Instagram.

Each photo will fall into one of our Gulf Coast Guide categories: adventure, leisure, dining, and ecotourism. And yes, video posts will be accepted too! Get creative and show us your vacation from your perspective. This is a great opportunity to...

  • Build a sandcastle with your kids
  • Try out paddleboard lessons
  • Cheers during happy hour at your favorite beach bar
  • Sign up for a class with local artists
  • Take a time-lapse video of the sunrise
  • Explore our coastal dune lakes

Head on over to our Instagram page to get started!


  • Contest runs May 28 - September 6, 2021.
  • In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must complete the following steps on Instagram:
    • Post a photo on your Instagram page and tag Southern Vacation Rentals (@southern_vacationrentals) in your photo. Mentions in a post caption will not be accepted.
    • Use our brand hashtag (#MySweetSouthern) and special contest hashtag (#SweetSouthernPhoto) in your caption. Use of the hashtags in first comments or hidden hashtags will not be accepted.
    • Follow us on Instagram
    • Important! We are not able to see your photos if your account is set to private. Photos posted on private profiles will not be eligible for the contest.
  • Entries on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform or medium will not qualify.
  • There are five categories to enter your post in: adventure, leisure, dining, ecotourism, and video posts. Maximum of one entry per category.
  • By tagging Southern Vacation Rentals and using our hashtag in your post for the Summer Photo Contest, you agree to release your photos to Southern Vacation Rentals. Any photos or videos submitted may be used in emails, social media posts, and other applicable mediums.