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“North Carolina Shines” Lighthouse Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Lighthouse Photo Contest.

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The entry period for Our State‘s lighthouse photo contest ended July 18. Thank you to all who entered and to those who voted. The winning photographs are featured in the slideshow below. Enjoy!


  • Readers Choice Winner (tie): Bodie View by Melissa H. of East Bend and Reflections by Staci B. of Kinston
  • Close-up Category Winner: Sunrise Off Lens by Andrew S. of Greensboro
  • Landscape Category Winner: The Nightshift Begins by Farris L. of Burgaw
  • Black & White Category Winner: Currituck Spiral by Jack C. of Pisgah Forest
  • Grand Prize Winner: Bodie Island Lighthouse by Dave A. of Hendersonville

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8 Responses to “North Carolina Shines” Lighthouse Photo Contest Winners Announced

  1. Michael Shreves says:

    As the winner of the Our State Spring Photo Contest, I have to say we have an amazing number of qualified photographers in our state….I agree that this contest’ Grand Prize Image is excellent..The clarity of the light, position of the clouds and the leading line of the walking bridge all add to this image being a winner……….As a photographer who enjoys shapes and texture, the “Spiral” in B&W also was a great looking image. Best of luck to everyone in future contest…

    • mike Hillegass says:

      I am impressed with the array of photos and feel compelled to inquire as to when the next contest for lighthouse photos is?

  2. Nancy Lowman says:

    All of the 5 winners should be congratulated. My favorite was the grand prize winner. If I had voted, it would have been my choice. The beautiful blue skies and the reflection in the small pool of water next to the walkway was outstanding. Someone should paint that picture. It is unbelievable!

  3. Charles Weaver says:

    Some very fine work. The B&W was wonderful, but I agree the final was outstanding

  4. Tay Cutchin Satterfield says:

    No offense to the other photographs but the spiral black and white in the Currituck lighthouse is wonderful. Very engaging!

  5. Dave Allen says:

    Wow, looks like my image got the Grand Prize!?!?! Sweet, thanks Our State!

  6. Ashland says:

    I can’t believe that the photo from inside the lighthouse (I can’t recall who took the shot) didn’t win. That photograph was amazing.

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