ERA Team VP searches for local photographs that capture the essence of each area, to be raffled at fourth annual Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament, with winning photographers awarded a cash prize and a chance to win an Ellicottville vacation getaway.

ERA Team VP Real Estate is looking for local photographs that best represent the “hometown” areas of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania that ERA serves. Nine winning photographs, each representing a different “hometown,” will be unveiled at this year’s Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament that ERA Team VP will be hosting on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

One of the nine winners will be randomly selected to receive a two-night stay, for up to four people, at the Ellicottville Inn Condominiums. The Ellicottville Inn is located right in the heart of Ellicottville, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The remaining winning photographers will be awarded a $25 debit card and all photographs will be featured on ERA Team VP Real Estate’s company websites.

The nine winning photographs will be raffled with all proceeds, as well as tournament proceeds, benefiting The ALS Division of MDA & ALSA (the ALS Association), whose mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, through global cutting-edge research, and to empower those affected and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care.

Photo submissions should represent one of the following areas: Bemus Point, Mayville / Westfield, Fredonia, Lakewood / Jamestown, Chautauqua Institution, Ellicottville, Cuba / Olean, Bradford (Pa.), or Warren (Pa.).

The deadline for submissions is August 7 at 5 p.m., and entries must be a minimum width of 1680 px. Please include your name, phone number and the specific area you believe the photo represents. Multiple submissions per photographer will be accepted.

Submit your photos to Taylor Lehman at For more information or to submit further inquiries visit ERA Team VP’s Facebook page at If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases to ERA Team VP upon request. In submitting a photograph, you grant ERA Team VP a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to use the photograph on the Internet and in company publications and promotions.

To register as a sponsor, individual entry, or four-person team for the fourth annual Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament, or for more information, contact Hanna Soffel Briggs at (716) 789-2093 or or visit the Facebook page at