These photos were displayed between Sept. 17-21 at the fair and the contest was open to all ages, but professional photographers were not allowed to participate. The photos are now on display at the Crossroads Museum through Nov. 16.
The museum will host a reception for the exhibit on Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
There were seven categories of entry that included architectural landscape (photos had to include a man-made structure), natural landscape, people, pets/animals/wildlife, blossoms, vacations and digitally edited. All photos except those in the "vacation" category had to be taken in north Mississippi, south Tennessee or west Alabama.
All submitted photos were on display at the fair where visitors voted for their favorite picture. The photo judged Best of Show won a ribbon and $150.
The lucky winner for this year’s Best of Show was Emma Morton of Corinth.
“I am so proud of her,” said her father, Ray Morton. “She loves to get great pictures and I think she was over in Biggersville when she got the picture. She is really good with her camera and is always looking for a great shot. It was a cool shot of the dandelion and the rain drop.”
Emma said she got a new lens on the day she got the dandelion photo.
“I just got this new lens attachment and it had rained that day and I was out in the field and I thought it would be really interesting on the dandelion,” Emma said. “Whenever I first got the picture, I really didn’t think it was that great. I didn’t even put it on social media or anything. I went back later and was like . . . I might as well. It ended up being a good decision.”
First, second and third place in each category won ribbons. The 2013 photo contest winners for each category are:
1st Rebecca Parent, “Sun Studio”
2nd Lisa Lambert, “Steel Horse”
3rd Lisa Lambert, “Childhood Lost”
1st Andrew Canaday, “Super Moon of 2013”
2nd Elizabeth Whitehurst, “A Drop in the Lake”
3rd Mark Boehler, “First Light”
1st Mark Boehler, “Enjoying a Stogie”
2nd Rob Skelton, “Dobro Hands”
3rd Mark Boehler, “Why?”
1st Peggy Grissom, “Harvest”
2nd Ann Glidewell, “Spinning”
3rd Ann Glidewell, “Whoooo’s There”
1st Emma Morton
2nd Brian Credille, “Are You Watching Me?”
3rd Earlene Crabb, “Buzz On In”
1st Rebecca Parent, “Climbing Down”
2nd Rebecca Parent, “Morning Light”
3rd Cheryl Meints, “Soothing Reflections”
1st Brian Credille, “Barn With Star Trail”
2nd Rob Skelton, “Slow Death”
3rd Don Meints, “It’s A Pig Party”