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.
Framed, 8-1/2-X-11, original colored-pencil drawing by Raleigh artist Lynn Srba. ($450 value), Pet & People Portraits
$150 Gift Certificate, J.Alane's Fine Lingerie and Other Essentials
$100 Gift Certificate, Wide Shoe Warehouse
$50 Gift Certificate, The Eclectic Garden