Discover @ohiogram on Instragram
By Meg Berno

Discover @ohiogram on Instragram

I love to travel! Every trip tells its own story, and there’s nothing like snapping away with your camera and reliving those memories when it’s all said and done. I’ve recently become a fan of Instagram, a photosharing service that allows you to take photos with your iPhone or Android device, apply cool filters directly from your phone, and share them with their internal network of 30 million users.

And we’re very excited to announce that the Ohio Office of Tourism is becoming a part of the Instagram network with our own official @ohiogram account!

Ohio is quietly becoming one of those idyllic destinations that photographers of “authentic America” dream about. It includes incredible natural scenery that spans everything from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. 

The history is fascinating with sites that reveal the lives of people living in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago. Amish farmland and covered bridges compete with a host of famous sons and daughters. Eight former presidents called Ohio home, along with Annie Oakley, Harriet Tubman, the Wright Brothers and a WHOLE lot more!

Ohio’s big cities and small towns are bursting with photo opps! From dazzling city skylines to the quintessential farm market, you’ll find it – and can probably photograph it – here in Ohio! We’ve got great restaurants, amazing art and theater, some architecture (both old and new) that will blow you away… and some very friendly people!

And now, with our @ohiogram account on Instagram, you can take lots of Ohio photos and share them with people who also love to take and share great photos of the state! Pretty cool, huh?

We’re excited to connect with contributors to @ohiogram on Instagram. If you don’t yet have Instagram, simply download the free app from the Apple Store or Android Marketplace. Search for the user name “ohiogram” and start following us to see the photos we’ve added, as well as the amazing photos our new friends are sharing!

To see our Instagram profile online without a phone, just go to or look for the Instagram App on our Facebook page.

#OhioMemory Photo Contest on Instagram

Next week, we’re launching a photo contest to celebrate Ohio Tourism Month! Our #OhioMemory Instagram Photo Contest challenges all our followers to contribute photos of their favorite Ohio travel memory to the @ohiogram network.

This can be an existing photo you already have on your phone, or a new memory you “make-and-take” just for this contest! You’ll have through May 20 to take your best shot and submit it for your chance at one of five cool prize packages. Included in the prize package is a much-sought-after “hi” t-shirt!

So get your phones out, download Instagram and start following @ohiogram so you can start taking and sharing your amazing Ohio memories!

About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.