Thank you to those who participated in Alabama Living’s very first reader photo contest! In the March issue, we asked you to submit photos that capture the essence of Alabama to our website.
We received more than 125 photos that reflect the diverse geography and beauty of Alabama, taken in every part of the state – from the mountains in the north to the beaches and Mobile Bay in the south.
The judges were Mark Stephenson, creative director at Alabama Living, and Michael Cornelison, former art director for the magazine, both of whom have taken multiple cover photos over the years; and Phil Scarsbrook, a professional photographer with more than 40 years experience who also takes photos for our annual Montgomery Youth Tour. We have plans to make next year’s contest bigger and better, so be sure to keep an eye out in Alabama Living early next year for details on the 2018 contest! We’ll also post other honorable mention photos on the magazine’s Facebook page over the next few months.
Editors’ note: The contest was open only to amateur photographers. First place prize is $100, second place is $50 and third place is $25. The other photos represent the honorable mention winners.