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2020 Georgia's Rural Center Photo Contest Winners Announced

The 2020 Georgia's Rural Center Photo Contest has officially come to a close. With 373 photos entered into five categories, photographers across the state shed light on rural Georgia in a new and exciting way.

The contest opened on Feb. 1, 2020 encouraging participants to enter their photos into five categories, including:

  • Water Tanks

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Communities, Organizations, Leadership in rural Georgia

  • Downtown in rural Georgia

  • People of rural Georgia

Voting of the People’s Choice allowed entrants to share the links to the photos on Facebook and other social media platforms and encourage others to vote. Over 8,000 total votes were cast among this year's entries.

The Georgia Peanut Commission served as judges to select the best overall photo, best of rural Georgia photo, and category winners. The judges used the following criteria to judge the entries:

  1. Artistic merit/creativity

  2. Composition/photographic quality

  3. Overall impact

As the 2020 Georgia's Rural Center Photo Contest has come to an end, the winners have officially been selected.

2020 Georgia's Rural Center Photo Contest Best Overall

"Hummingbird" | Photo By: Sidney Cromer

2020 Georgia's Rural Center Photo Contest Best of rural Georgia

"America in South GA" | Photo By: Kadie Matthews

Agriculture and Natural Resources Category Winner

"Pollinator" | Photo By: Sidney Cromer

Communities, Organizations, and Leadership Category Winner

"Drama in Reverence" | Photo By: Josh Chumley

Downtown Category Winner

"Full Moon Rising" | Photo By: Lauren Turner

People of rural Georgia Category Winner

"The Biscuit Lady" | Photo By: Glenn Josey

Water Tanks Category Winner

"Cuthbert Water Tank" | Photo By: Leesa Thompson

Agriculture and Natural Resources People's Choice Winner

"Trapped in Time..." | Photo By: Jimmy Laska

Communities, Organizations, Leadership People's Choice Award

"Thrown Away" | Photo By: DeEllen Wood

Downtown People's Choice Winner

"Night Court" | Photo By: Josh Chumley

People of rural Georgia People's Choice Winner

"Dang What's Some Greens" | Photo By: Margo Sanders

Water Tanks People's Choice Winner

"Cuthbert GA Water Tank" | Photo By: Jimmy Laska

Thank you to all who submitted photos, engaged in people's choice voting, and spread the views of rural Georgia. We are extremely excited about all the great pictures we received showcasing rural Georgia. Be on the lookout for your photo as the next "photo of the week," "wallpaper Wednesday" on Instagram, or other places throughout the website.


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