Thanks to all who entered the 2008 Photo Contest, and congratulations to all our winners
See below for all our past winners.

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009

Picture Perfect
2004 Annual Photography Contest Winners

Moments captured, memories frozen in time, moods called to mind, art happening before our very eyes: These are the things that make for a perfect picture.

Readers all over the Triangle submitted scores of entries for the annual photography contest. After days of deliberation, we managed to cull the most striking shots.

Whether composed with an eye for nature or inspired by humankind’s soaring vision, whether taken far from home or snapped in the back yard, the winning photos show encounters with the persons, places and things of life.

Grand Prize Von Kekel, A Day Euro-Style
“Napa Valley Vineyard” by Laurie VanDine


First Prize Papertown, $200 Gift Certificate
“Flower Texture” by Hayley Young

Second Prize Theatre in the Park, 2 Season Tickets
“Baby Bird — First Day Flying” by Shelley S. Cannady


Third Prize Harmony Farms, $50 Gift Certificate
“Brooklyn Bridge, New York City” by Suzanne Fair


Honorable Mentions

“Flower Child” by Kathi Haynes


“Black Cat” by Bridget Doughty


“River Rocks” by Susan Farrar Parrish


“Illuminazione” by E. Meghan Gregory

For more photo entries that will catch your eye, brighten your day, make you think or just tickle your funny bone, click here.

2005 Photo Contest
Worth a Thousand Words
Picture-perfect winners of the annual photography contest

A photo is a window on the world, a glimpse of what life is like from someone else’s point of view.

This year, the winning pictures take us to new places, introduce is us to new friends (and their lounging habits) and show us things in a new way.

In just the click of a camera, the following images manage to warm the heart, tickle the funny bone and, best of all, tell great stories.

Grand Prize
“Changing” by Holly Schmidt, Burlington

Framed, 8-1/2-X-11, original colored-pencil drawing by Raleigh artist Lynn Srba. ($450 value), Lynne Srba - Pet & People Portraits

First Prize
“Seashells” by Kathi Haynes, Raleigh

$150 Gift Certificate, Tosca

Second Prize
“Milo Tanning” by Nancy Flanagan, Raleigh

$100 Gift Certificate, Wide Shoe Warehouse

Third Prize
“Eye of the Mild West” by Jaque Lenz, Kernersville

$50 Gift Certificate, Harmony Farms

Honorable Mentions

Carolina Woman t-shirts

“Eyes” by Letitia J. Davison, Durham


“Purple Beauty” by Sonia Bruck, Cary


“Please Hold Both Handles” by Nan Snyder, Raleigh


“Wet Gardenia” by Mollie O’Dell, Durham


“Peek-a-Boo!” by Dixie Jordan, Clinton


“Yoga Kitty” by Jennifer Claire Smith, Raleigh


“Cool Blue” by Holly Schmidt, Burlington


More Photos
For more photo entries that will catch your eye, make you think or simply brighten your day, click here.

Picture This!
Winners of the 2006 annual photography contest

From exotic places to funny faces, this year’s photo entries offer a glimpse of the people, locations…and furry friends…that inspire our readers.

It was a tough decision, but we managed to cull several standout pictures.

The following winners made us smile, made us think and, sometimes, made us wish we were somewhere else.

Grand Prize
“Summer Joy” by Lee Wald, Raleigh

Framed, 8-1/2-X-11, original colored-pencil drawing by Raleigh artist Lynn Srba. ($450 value), Pet & People Portraits

First Prize
“Sunburst” by Regina Chayer, Garner

$150 Gift Certificate, J.Alane's Fine Lingerie and Other Essentials

Second Prize
“Basset Hound: Janu” by Karen E. Curran, Durham

$100 Gift Certificate, Wide Shoe Warehouse

Third Prize
“Boat Dock” by Kathi Haynes, Raleigh

$50 Gift Certificate, The Eclectic Garden

See the Honorable Mentions

See More of Our Favorite Photos

Photo Contest 2008 Winners

In a click of a camera, they captured the emotions that color our lives. Photographers with the top entries in Carolina Woman’s annual competition didn’t take snapshots – they created art.
This year, our readers set a new record for the number of submissions and made it even tougher for the staff to focus in on a few champs. It was, literally, a photo finish. Here are the winners, and a link to the entries that made this such a tough decision! Congratulations and thanks to all our readers who submitted entries.

Grand Prize: Framed portrait by Raleigh Artist Lynne Srba, $450 value
The Caldera, Santorini, by Terry Tucker of Durham

First Prize: French Provincial painted side table by The Eclectic Garden of Raleigh, $150 value
Gorgeous George, by Teresa McInerney of Chapel Hill

Second Prize: Custom framing by The Bare Wall of Raleigh, $100 value
Porto Grande, by Jill Grosman of Cary

Third Prize: Cookie Bouquet by Cookies By Design of Morrisville, $66 value
Grandpa at the Barn, by Janie Deal of Garner

Honorable Mentions:
Cirrus Oubliette by Mollie O'Dell of Durham

Gazing Ball by Cheryl Pearce of Raleigh

Grill Out by Karen Suchsland

Virginia Creeper by Regina Chayer of Garner

Sunflower with Sky by Marie Coveney of Durham

Red Fire Hydrant by Lisa Sanfillipo of Chapel Hill

The 2009 Photo Contest will be announced in the July 2009 Carolina Woman.