VisitMartinsville Launches Snapchat Geofilter Design Contest

VisitMartinsville Launches Snapchat Geofilter Design Contest

March 21, 2017

Martinsville, VA (March 21, 2017) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism Office has officially launched a Snapchat contest to encourage residents and visitors to help design a Martinsville-Henry County geofilter.

Snapchat is a picture and video sharing app that allows users to send and receive videos or pictures that will disappear after a few seconds or within 24 hours from a user’s story. Snapchat also utilizes filters to make the user’s photos or videos stand out. Geofilters are special overlays for “snaps” that can only be utilized while in certain locations. 

Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Director, Sarah Hodges, says that “Snapchat geofilters are a great tool for place-branding and customer advocacy. This contest will help get the community involved and showcase our local pride in Martinsville-Henry County.”

To participate, please send your ideas to From there, the VisitMartinsville team will encourage social media followers to vote for their favorite. The chosen favorite will be submitted to Snapchat.

Specific details to the design include:

• Designs must reflect Martinsville and Henry County
• Dimensions must be 1080 pixels wide and 1920 pixels high.
• Submit as a web-optimized, transparent PNG
• No photographs
• No hashtags
• Artwork must be original

Please visit for full design guidelines. 

The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area.  The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.


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