Jonathan Young of Danbury, won first place in the Carolina Farm Credit 2016 photo contest. His winning photo was titled “Turkey Strut.”
Second place went to Amanda Henderson from Clyde, N.C. for her photo “Jonathan working in his garden.”
Elizabeth Baxter of Cherryville, N.C. won third place for her photo “Ready to play in the snow!”
The contest was judged by website visitors who were allowed to vote for their three favorite pictures, once a day from July 1 – 31. All three winners will be featured in the 2017 Carolina Farm Credit photo calendar.
Young received a cash prize of $300, and the second and third place winners received $200 and $100.
The winning photos along with the photos that were chosen for voting can be seen on Carolina Farm Credit’s website.
In all, more than 650 photos were submitted and nearly 6,000 votes were cast. This year’s collection of rural North Carolina photos includes images of kids on farms, farm animals, farm equipment, scenery, and winter snow.
Carolina Farm Credit will begin accepting entries for the 2017 photo contest beginning in January 2016 at carolinafarmcredit.com.