Covered Bridge Photo Contest Returns!

Each year, the Visitors Bureau holds a photo contest to produce a 550-piece puzzle featuring one of the area covered bridges. Limited-edition puzzles have been produced the past thirteen years and have featured the East & West Paden bridges (multiple times), the Knoebels Bridge, Keefer Mills Bridge, Esther Furnace Bridge, Stillwater Bridge, Josiah Hess Bridge, Rupert Bridge, Kramer Bridge, a special Twin Bridges 10th Anniversary Puzzle, the Wanich Bridge, the Parr’s Mill Bridge, and most recently, the Jud Christian Bridge.  The 2024 edition of the puzzle will be released for sale to the public this fall, and will be based on the winner of this year’s photo contest. Extremely limited quantities of past years’ puzzles (2022 & 2023) are still available at our Welcome Center. If you are interested in purchasing a past edition, please visit the Welcome Center during normal business hours (M-F; 8:30am – 4:30pm).


The 2024 Covered Bridge Photo Contest is BACK! The contest will run from March 11 – May 31.


Click Here to Enter! This year, submit your photo directly into our online form. Note – there is a MAX file size of 20mb. If your image is selected as a finalist and a higher resolution photo is required, we will reach out via email.


  1. Entry to the contest is FREE.
  2. All photos must be owned by the person submitting them. By submitting, you are giving the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau permission to use your photo as their 2024 puzzle and in future marketing efforts for the contest and for the counties.
  3. All photos should be high-resolution (at least 2000 pixels on shortest side).
  4. A max of FOUR photos per photographer will be accepted.
  5. All photos must be of bridges located within either Columbia County or Montour County. For a map/list of the bridges, please click here.
  6. NEW Guideline for 2024 – judging preference will be given to photos featuring one of the following twelve bridges:
    • Creasyville Bridge
    • Davis Bridge
    • Fowlersville Bridge
    • Hollingshead Bridge
    • Johnson Bridge
    • Krickbaum Bridge
    • Patterson Bridge
    • Richards Bridge
    • Sam Eckman Bridge
    • Sam Wagner Bridge
    • Shoemaker Bridge
    • Snyder Bridge

IMPORTANT NOTE: Photo submissions of ALL 25 of our bridges WILL still be considered, and an outstanding image of one of our bridges not listed above still has a chance to be selected as the winner.

The top overall photo will be selected by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau to be featured as the 2024 Covered Bridge Puzzle. The winning photographer will have their name and a short bio published on the puzzle box. The winner will also receive a free puzzle and will be announced to local press outlets.