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Monday April 20, 2015

Scenic Virginia, the statewide organization committed to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the Commonwealth’s scenic beauty, is kicking off its 2015 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest on April 20.

“Our annual photo contest -- now in its 8th year – showcases the depth and breadth of our Commonwealth’s incomparable scenic beauty,” notes executive director Leighton Powell of Richmond. “We’re honored that so many talented photographers are willing to share their beautiful images with us each year.”

 The 2015 photo categories are as follows:

  • Cities & Towns
  • Coastal & Chesapeake Bay
  • Farms & Open Space
  • Highways & Byways
  • Mountains & Valleys
  • Rivers & Waterways
  • Scenic Trees
  • Vistas with Wildlife
  • Route 5 Corridor (Special in 2015)

    The inclusion of the special Route 5 category is intended to encourage travel along that scenic corridor. Scenic Virginia is spearheading efforts to designate historic Route 5 between Williamsburg and Richmond – a designated Virginia Byway -- as a National Scenic Byway®.Contest Rules and Regulations are online at www.ScenicVirginia.org./gallery. There is no charge to enter, and each entrant may submit up to a total of five images. The deadline for submitting entries is Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

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