A picture is worth a thousand words and that is why The City of Grand Junction is looking for awesome photos of the area to feature in the 2017 calendar and annual report.

Don't worry if you're only an amateur or perhaps a hobbyist photographer because what is most important is the photo captures the essence of the Grand Valley.

If you already have a photo, that's wonderful. If not, now is the time to take a look around and photograph what you feel represents Grand Junction at its best.

Familiar landmarks are great, but there are an incredible number of other things that are great examples of what Grand Junction and Mesa County are all about, so let your imagination lead the way to photographing something unique.

Deadline to submit photos is August 19 at 3 p.m. and you can get all the information about submitting your photos for consideration at the City of Grand Junction website.