PEC announces 2020 Photo Contest winners

This was another spectacular year for the Piedmont Environmental Photo Contest. The public decided the winners by popular vote, and for PEC staff, that’s a welcome process: They confess it would have been too difficult for them to choose.

All of the 25 photos submitted were taken in one of the Virginia Piedmont counties represented by the Piedmont Environmental Council: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, or Rappahannock. 

Without further ado, here are the winning images and photographers:

“Brambleton Barn Sunset” by Chris Hamilton

“ZZZ”—Black bear taking a nap by Matt Huntley

“Beaver Creek Nuclear Sunset” by Cass Girvin

“Two Fox Kits” by Alana Mauritzen

The four categories and all finalists are:

Beautiful Landscapes and Streetscapes: Katie Hickson, Cassidy Girvin, Nick Palastro (2 submissions), Chris Hamilton

Native Plants & Wildlife: Dorothy Kray, Cassidy Girvin, Matt Huntley, Malcolm Andrews, Robin Eshleman

Wonderful Waters: Cassidy Girvin (2), Nat White, Bob Golub, Travis W. Rogers

Youth Category: Charlotte Clements, Tobin Yates, Claire Ke, Alana Mauritzen, Quinn Nelson

All finalists receive a one-year PEC membership and have their work featured in PEC’s upcoming online SlideShare website (see below). Winners in each adult category receive a $75 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant participating in PEC’s “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” program. The Youth Category winner receives their choice of a $75 iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon gift card. 

You can view the work of all of the finalists at PEC’s SlideShare site:

The Piedmont Environmental Council thanks everyone who submitted images and who voted.

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