WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— Each year the Little League World Series welcomes its photo contest that draws thousands of participants from all over the world.

The Little League World Series will start in the next several weeks and the organization is holding its annual photo contest from now until August.

“Back on June 6th, on the anniversary of the first little league game, we announced the launch of this year’s photo contest,” said Kevin Fountain, the Senior Director of Communications for Little League.

The photo contest takes place every year before the little league world series games.

“In the past, while we’ve had themes to celebrate different moments, this year is really just about celebrating kids being out there, playing on the field, celebrating what little league means to them,” Fountain said.

Little League Baseball and Softball are played in 6,500 communities and over 80 countries. The photo contest helps highlight the love of the game from all around the world.

“It’s a universal language, so whether you’re halfway across the world or right here in the united states, that memory and that experience is the same,” Fountain told Eyewitness News.

So far, they’ve received over 2,000 photos.

“We’ve had father and son pictures, mother and daughter pictures, father-daughter pictures, or just kids out there smiling and having a good time. That’s what little league is all about,” said Fountain.

There’s no limit on the number of times you can submit photos. The organization will choose the best 3 photos as winners.

“They get recognized on social media, and they get recognized here in the world of little league museum through one of our exhibits. As well as just being recognized throughout the entire summer for the great moments that they shared with us,” explained Fountain.

Photo submissions will be open until 9 pm eastern time on August 1st.

It’s completely free to enter the photo contest.

For more information on the contest go to the Little League World Series website.