Photographers with the top entries in Carolina Woman's annual competition didn't take snapshots - they created art.
In just the click of a camera, the champions managed to warm the heart, tickle the funny bone and, best of all, tell great stories.
- Pam Byars of Raleigh, First Prize
- Sudha Soora of Cary, Second Prize
- Allyssa Nicole Balbero of Raleigh, Third Prize
Honorable mentions are: Stephanie L. Girard of Chapel Hill, Sally Gouw of Durham, Jill L. Grosman of Cary, Kathi Haynes of Raleigh, Maddi Holland of Holly Springs, Kristen Hutchinson of Chapel Hill, Marilyn Osborne of Youngsville and April Leanne Simon of Durham.
As a bonus, we're showing the staff favorites, too. Thanks to all our readers who submitted entries!
"From a Clown's Point of View"
Prize: 18K White Gold Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings from Jenny Garrett McLaurin Goldsmith, a $500 value
Prize: $100 Gift certificate to New Horizons Trading Company
"A Walk on the Beach"
Prize: Circuit Trainer by Finis, a $100 value
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
"Camel and His Coke"
"A Bride's Reflections"
"Who Are You Looking At?"
"Ready, Set, Jump!"
"Home Sweet Home"
Staff Favorites! (in no particular order):
"Canoes on Lake Susan"
"Squirrel & Blood Orange"
"The Blue Dress"