Heather Greenwood has seen her work all over the state.

Heather Greenwood has seen her work all over the state.

Her photo earned top honors in the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau's inaugural photo contest in 2007. The photo of her daughter, Abigail, at the Dublin Irish Festival is featured in print ads, on the DCVB's website and in newsletters.

The DCVB is hosting another photo contest this year, and Mary Szym-kowiak, communications and tour-group specialist for the DCVB, said Abigail is the "cover girl."

"It's pretty crazy," Heather Greenwood said of seeing her winning photo around the state. "It was a fluke actually. It was a horrible day."

The Cooperdale, Ohio, family's visit to the Dublin Irish Festival was hot, making young Abigail "crabby." When the picture was taken, Abigail had just finished crafting a green hat in the Wee Ones area.

"It's funny. It was a horrible, hot day, but it turned out to be a great picture," Greenwood said.

This year's "Capture the Irish Attitude Photo Contest" is open to amateur and professional photographers and ends Aug. 12. The DCVB is looking for photos that show Dublin's destination brand: "Irish is an attitude."

Photos must show a Dublin location and may include people, local attractions, parks, events, businesses or signature sites in Dublin.

Entries from the first contest yielded a winner -- Greenwood -- and four honorable mentions.

"They were from all over. We had a young woman who was a teacher from South Carolina, but she was from Dublin," Szymkowiak said. "She took some pictures rediscovering Dublin as a tourist. A bus group that came to the Dublin Irish Festival submitted a few, and that got an honorable mention. We also got a handful of nature photography in the parks or at the splash pad at Ballentrae Park. They weren't screaming Irish but had signature Dublin things. It was neat to see a variety."

The photos awarded with honorable mention have been used in some public-relations campaigns, but Greenwood's photo has been used the most, Szymkowiak said.

"It's interesting to open Ohio Magazine and there's your child," Greenwood said. "She's also on the Dublin website."

The grand prize for this year's photo contest is a Dublin weekend getaway package for a family, with a two-night weekend stay at the Holiday Inn Express Dublin, four passes to Zoombezi Bay, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, COSI and SportsOhio and four coupons for Graeter's ice cream sundaes.

Honorable mentions will be awarded to as many as four people, and prizes include two passes to Zoombezi Bay and the zoo.

"Even with a myriad of advertising and marketing options available to us today, a simple photograph can resonate with people for years," Scott Dring, executive director of the DCVB, said in a press release. "Since residents are often our best advocates for selling Dublin as a great visitor destination, we're hoping to see many local contest entries that capture family fun at Dublin's many events, parks and attractions."

The photos will be judged on quality, reflection of the Irish brand, storytelling ability, impact, subject matter, composition and creativity. Entries must be high-resolution images.

All entries must be emailed to info@Irishisanattitude.com by 5 p.m. Aug. 12.

For more information, visit irishisanattitude.com.