Winning Photographs Selected for 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar by RaysWeather.com

Published Monday, May 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm

 

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Kathryn Greven’s photo of the Linn Cove Viaduct at night won the grand prize and will don the cover of the 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar produced by RaysWeather.com.

By Jesse Wood

RaysWeather.com recently announced the winning photographs for the 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Photo Contest. More than a dozen images were selected for next year’s calendar, including the cover shot awarded to Kathryn Greven for her photo of the Milky Way over the Linn Cove Viaduct.

For her shot, Greven won the grand prize: the cover of the 2017 calendar, a $200 cash prize and $200 gift certificate to RaysMarketplace.com.

Nearly 650 entries were submitted and 14,241 votes were cast. Photographs were chosen based on five criteria: voting results, image quality, one photo per photographer, region and scene diversity, and uniqueness of the scene.

“Every year, the quality of the photographs gets better making selection of winners harder,” RaysWeather.com said in the announcement, adding that more photos will be selected for “cameo spots” throughout the calendar.

While the 2017 calendar isn’t available yet, you can order the 2016 calendar at RaysMarketplace.com.

January

Jim Magruder

Photo by Jim Magruder

February

Photo by Mackenzie King

Photo by Mackenzie King

March

Photo by Mike Jones

Photo by Mike Jones

April

Photo by Maria Jaeger

Photo by Maria Jaeger

May 

Photo by Nicole Micheli

Photo by Nicole Micheli

June

Photo by Jason Penland

Photo by Jason Penland

July

Roger Gupta

Photo by Roger Gupta

August

Johnny York

Photo by Johnny York

September

Randy F. Bennett

Photo by Randy F. Bennett

October

Jordan Nelson

Photo by Jordan Nelson

November

Lisa Wilmoth

Photo by Lisa Wilmoth

December

Brenda Combs

Photo by Mike Duncan

November

Patricia Joynes

Patricia Joynes

December

Brenda Combs

Brenda Combs

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