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March Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Virginia Currents February Photo Contest Winners!

Contest Theme: Natural Beauty

To celebrate Virginia Currents 25 years of storytelling, the Community Idea Stations is holding a photo contest from October to April so viewers can share their story! Here are the winners of the March Photo Contest. Keep reading to see how you can vote for your favorite photo in the April Grand Prize Competition.

Angie Hoggan won the "Popular Vote" with 911 votes.

"I am a teacher. My students bring me dandelions gifts. I teach them that instead of immediately giving something, sometimes we need to let it fully develop. In time, we blow on the 'puff' and make our wishes. My wish? It’s a teacher’s wish."


Omi Narang won the "Artist's Pick."

The featured artist, Harold Lanna, chose this photo because, "it showed that natural beauty can be seen in the smallest of creatures. The dragonfly in the photo has beautiful colors and textures that stand out against the natural green background."

"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Dragonfly displaying it's indescribable natural beauty . It's big eyes seemed to be looking at me and I could not help but be in awe . Who is the beholder here, Dragonfly, me or the viewer of this image?"


Virginia Currents Grand Prize Competition

The winners of the Virginia Currents Photo Contest over the past six months are automatically entered into the April Grand Prize Competition. There will be two winners at the end of April, the photo with the most number of votes and the photo chosen by our panel of featured artists. The public can vote for their favorite photo once every 24 hours. See our panel of featured artists

The two grand prize winners will receive a GoPro Hero 4 silver edition and the photos will be featured on WCVE-PBS and WHTJ-PBS in May throughout the viewing schedule. The Grand Prize winners will be announced at the Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 4, 2016 and before a new episode of Virginia Currents on May 5, 2016.

Vote for your favorite photo.

Come to the Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Celebration. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public. Space is limited and you must have a ticket to enter.