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PEC Announces Annual Photo Contest Winners for 2023

PEC Announces Annual Photo Contest Winners for 2023

Piedmont, VA — The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 Annual Photo Contest. About 80 professional and amateur photographers alike submitted more than 600 images of the beautiful Virginia Piedmont, from within Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties and the City of Charlottesville.

“At PEC, we work to connect people to the landscapes and communities of Virginia’s Piedmont. The beautiful images that local photographers submit to this contest help us tell important stories and allow people to experience this wonderful place in new and exciting ways,” said Hugh Kenny, PEC multimedia communications specialist and contest coordinator.

Finalists from among the hundreds of entries are chosen by a team of professional photographers and PEC staff, and winners are selected by public vote. Winners in each adult category receive a gift certificate to a participating Buy Fresh Buy Local restaurant, and the youth winner receives an iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon gift card.

In each of four categories, this year’s winners are:

  • Beautiful Landscapes: Cassidy Girvin of Charlottesville, for “Albemarle Aurora Borealis.”
  • Wonderful Wildlife: Malcolm Andrews of Charlottesville, for “Signs of Affection.”
  • Native Plants and Fungi: Rod Erickson of Bluemont in Loudoun County, for “Bluebells in Morning Light.”
  • Youth Category: Dexton Meurer of Charlottesville, for “Dirty Feet.”

Photos courtesy of the Piedmont Environmental Council.

Posted on: November 28, 2023

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