Every picture tells a story, and the winners of Carolina Woman's 2020 Photo Contest certainly spin some yarns. Their focus on the outdoors gives us an optimistic lens on our uncertain world.


Congratulations to all the photographers who submitted work. The judges are impressed by the ability and artistry displayed by the entries. The best of the best follows.


– Debra Simon





Grand Prize
"Nova Scotia"
Eileen Carey, Raleigh






First Prize
"Road to Navassa"
Audrey Kriss Berkowitz, Leland, N.C.






Second Prize
"Learning the Hunt"
Barbie Davis, Selma, N.C.





Third Prize
"On the Water"
Wendy Spitzer, Pittsboro






Fourth Prize
"Blackwood Farm"
Mikel Sanfilippo, Chapel Hill






Fifth Prize
"Water Lilies"
Katherine Bayer, Apex






Honorable Mention

"Crested Butte"
Alice Osborn, Raleigh




Honorable Mention

"Socially Distanced Easter Eggs 2020"
Susan Hamill Ward, Sunbury, N.C.




Honorable Mention

"Shining Streams"
Christina Mitchell, Thomasville, N.C.




Honorable Mention

"The Calm Before the Storm"
Christine Shooter, Chapel Hill




Honorable Mention

"Lyndhurst Avenue"
Virginia Christman, Winston-Salem




Honorable Mention

"Three Sunbathing Turtles"
Jill Grosman, Cary




Honorable Mention

"Where Sand, Sea and Sky Meet"
Tina Morrison, Cary