Photo Contest: Stay tuned for winners!

Pretty as a Port Arthur Picture

Stay tuned here for an update on the contest mentioned below. We loved all the beach scenes, action shots, bird views and peaceful vistas entered. We’ll share some winning images. Thanks to all who entered and keep visiting Port Arthur!


Enjoying “Port Arthur’s Unique Life” is a reward on its own. Now it could win you dollars in the Texas Forest Trail Region photo contest. Port Arthur offers coastal views and waterside fun with its own flair. We’re proud to be part of the Texas Forest Trail region that extends from the piney woods to Gulf of Mexico. We invite you to spend some time in our area and soak up the culture. Here’s our category:

Small boy eyeing his crab catch

Port Arthur’s Unique Life

From coastal activities to peaceful marshes, lakes, a historical site, bridges, museums and temples, Port Arthur encompasses a variety of unique experiences. Let your photos offer your perspective on this distinct area.

Winner in this category will receive $200.
This category is sponsored by: Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau

pelican near the water

Road Trip!

The contest is open through August 24, so hop in the car and take a little road trip to experience our corner of Texas, Outdoors.

Port Arthur’s coastal activities draw the adventurous to Sea Rim State Park’s crashing waves and peaceful marshes, Sabine Lake calls sailors and anglers, and our seawall is the site for ship spotting. Gardens at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple and Our Lady of Guadalupe and Queen of Peace shrines offer inspiration for the faithful. Birding and fishing await at Pleasure Island. Check out the seawall for ships. Get a glimpse of our views and share our perspective.

sunset on the island

The Contest:

July 27th – August 24th, 2020

Over $2,500 In Prizes Available!

• $200 Best Photo In Each Category
• $200 Best Overall Photo
• $100 Fan Favorite Photo

You are able to enter up to five (5) photos per category (40, in total for the contest), provided that none of them were entered in a previous year’s edition of the contest. Please note that if you enter a photo in one category, it may not be entered in another – you can only enter it once. All photos entered will be considered for the Best Overall and Fan Favorite prize. For a complete list of FAQ’s, click here. For complete photo contest rules and criteria, click here.

Callie and Andy posing with the gator

Bonus: Get a Gator Selfie

Apart from the contest, you won’t be able to resist sharing some of your other Port Arthur photos on social media, like a gator selfie at Museum of the Gulf Coast, where you can also pose with a replica of Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche. Share with our hashtags: #LovePortArthurTX and @FlavorsofPATX

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