Dale King and his image Solitary Cloud entered in the Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas Category took top honors receiving Best In Show. Category Winners acknowledge the top image in each of the seven competition categories and will receive Mast General Store prize packages with a retail value of $275.
|Adventure|| ||Stone Mountain Climbers by Patrick Pitzer|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Journey|| ||Beneath the Viaduct by Colby Rabon|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas|| ||Rough Ridge 360 by Rick Rapfogel|
|Culture|| ||Dave Duke Sorts Tobacco by Robert & Shiiko|
|Environment|| ||Venus by Brad Douglas|
|Flora & Fauna|| ||Hosta 800 by Pat Pilchard|
|Landscape|| ||Rainy Woods by Rick Rapfogel|
This year marked the largest participation in the People's Choice Award sponsored by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters with more than 1,100 individually registered voters casting nearly 2,400 total votes. In the end Scott Hotaling and his image Mountain Calm will take home the $350 cash prize.
Judges were also asked to identify images of distinction and merit to receive Special Mention honors and an additional ten photographers have been recognized.
|Adventure|| ||Meadow Nap by Heidi Hatcher|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas|| ||Valley Farm by Tommy Shine|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas|| ||Bird's Eye View by Dale Forrest|
|Culture|| ||French Swiss Ski Rental by Roger Bodo|
|Culture|| ||Neal's Grocery by Robert and Shiiko Alexander|
|Environment|| ||Pumping Station by Kerry Puckett|
|Flora & Fauna|| ||Brook Trout by Scott Brown|
|Landscape|| ||Sunrise After Ice Storm by Bob Peterson|
|Landscape|| ||Elk Mountain by Charles King|
|Landscape|| ||Angry Morning by Neal Auspitz|