Images of Western North Carolina 2018

Images of Western North Carolina 2018: For our annual Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, amateur and professional photographers answered the call.
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WHAT A VIEW - Thomas Moors -- Using a tripod, Moors captured the sunrise from his tent while camping along the Art Loeb Trail. (Professional category)

For our annual Images of WNC Photo Contest, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, we received 770 entries that capture the natural beauty of our mountains. Thanks to all who entered and to you who voted for the Readers’ Choice winner (a whopping 7,066 votes were cast). Here, check out our finalists, honorable mentions, and top winners...Taking top honors in the Professional category is Patrick Williams with Fishing Below the Falls; in 1st place in the Amateur category is Nathan Bowery with Flipping at the Patch; and the Readers' Choice winner is pro photographer Michele Schwartz's image Craggy Mist. Congratulations to our winners! 

As part of our sponsoring partnership with Asheville Regional Airport, the finalists and winners' photos will be on display at the airport’s gallery January 10-February 17.  See flyavl.com for more.

Entry for our next Images of WNC Photo Contest kicks off again in May. Be sure to visit wncmagazine.com/photocontest for details.