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Category: Photo Contest

Our spring issue is out-and it’s a good one!

Subscribers should have theirs already, and I am in the process of delivering to newsstands.

pea soup for webThis issue features a section of beautiful Piedmont home profiles, an article with about veterans who return from service and take up farming by Marian Burros, and a photo essay by Doug Graham, photographer from Capitol Hill who found joy in photography again in photographing the local area around his home in Bluemont.

Also featured are the Poetry of Perry Epes about restoring a historical house in Loudoun County by our new writer, Morgan Hensley. Adopting ducklings and homesteading, native flowers, and helpful gardening gadgets by Carla Hogue are also explored. For wildlife, we have an article by Glenda Booth about the Snakehead fish which is spreading through Piedmont rivers, and our food section covers local spring foods, with recipes from Brian Lichorowic and Laurie Beth Gills. Our vineyard this issue is Glen Manor Vineyards by Kit Johnston. And for art, we have delicate handmade lace by the Piedmont Lace Guild.

And two articles from Walter Nicklin, founder of the Piedmont Virginian, round out the issue: “Where Have All the Hitchhikers Gone?” previously published online, and his regular Letter from Amissville, a reflection on our love for the Piedmont, especially in the springtime!

Oh….and our photo contest is coming up again…details coming soon on www.piedmontvirginian.com

We are now hard at work on the summer issue, which I am very excited about. We will have a large section on Farm to Table in the Piedmont, a photo essay on rivers in the Piedmont (perfect for summer!), some history about Suffragists and a memorial going up in Prince William to honor them, a profile of Larry Keel, Piedmont bluegrass musician, by Eric Wallace, and, of course, all our regular writers featuring poetry, art, the environment, recipes….covering everything that is special in our Piedmont.

You can pick up a copy at one of our local newsstands (see http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/page.cfm/go/pick-up-a-copy) or subscribe online for either our print or digital editions at http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/page.cfm/go/subscribe

Of course, as always, we thank all our advertisers, readers, subscribers, newsstands, writers and everyone else who supports our magazine!

Photo: Purple Podded Heirloom Pea Soup by Laurie Beth Gills

 

Congratulations to our 2014 photo contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the  Piedmont Virginian’s annual photo contest for 2014. We received many stunning photos that captured the beauty of the Piedmont. Thank you for your submissions. Start shooting photos for next year’s contest!

All photos are property of the photographers. Please do not download, copy,  crop or edit in any way.

 

Classic Piedmont 

Old Waterloo Bridge, Fauquier/Culpeper Counties by Coy Ferrell.

 

The Great Outdoors 

Hazel River, Rappahannock County by Gary Anthes.

 

Pets *Grand Prize Winner* 

Boundless Joy, Free Union by Grace Elliff

 

Conservation and Farm Life 

Dawn Suprise, Castleton by Gary Anthes

 

New Autumn Issue Available

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Pick up a copy of the Fall 2014 issue, on newsstands now! Click the following link to find the closest location to you: http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/page.cfm/go/pick-up-a-copy

Our newest issue includes our annual fall art guide with artwork from around the Piedmont.

Featured stories include Virginia’s Moonshiners, Hot Air Ballooning in the Blue Ridge, lamb recipes, two local art clubs: The Loudoun Sketch Club and Firnew Farm’s Artists’ Circle, photo contest winners and more!

Take a peak at other featured articles on our homepage: http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/index.cfm

 

On newsstands now—the Summer 2014 issue! The Castleton Festival, history, hiking and more.

Pick up a copy of the Summer 2014 issue, on newsstands now!

Our newest issue highlights the sixth annual Castleton Festival with the full program published in the back of the magazine.

Featured stories include the Alvictus Spy House, the history of Hurricane Camille, five great hikes in the Piedmont, beautiful summer landscape paintings, poetry, photo contest semi-finalists and much more!

Take a peak at other featured articles on our homepage. http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/index.cfm

Click the following link to find the closest newsstand to you: http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/page.cfm/go/pick-up-a-copy

The Piedmont Virginian’s Photo Contest 2012

It’s time for our third annual Photo Contest!

©Doug Lees

We are very excited about this years photo contest and can’t wait to see all of your beautiful photos.

From people, places, and ways of life, Virginia’s Piedmont is a place like no other, and each of us has our own special view of it. We want to see your view of the Piedmont. Whether it be an image of Old Rag at dusk, a local farmer’s market or event, a portrait of your favorite Piedmont pet or person, or your very own backyard covered in winter’s first snow- send us your photos!

One grand-prize winner will be chosen from each of the five categories. Each grand prize winner will receive one $100 gift certificate to McClanahan’s Camera, to be used instore or online.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED BY December 3, 2012.

Three top submissions will be chosen for each category and will be printed in our winter issue.
Voting is open to the public and our fans, and will take place on our website, www.piedmontvirginian.com, beginning January 31st.

Categories are:

• Animals/Wildlife
• Arts/Music
• Nature/Landscapes
• Sporting/Equine
• MISC (people, community events)

Please contact piedmontvirginainphoto@gmail.com with any questions.

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES

  • Please submit your high resolution photos to our online Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/thepvphotocontest2/
  • If you are not submitting through Flickr, please submit photo(s) by email or through snail mail to address below.
  • Photos should be taken within the northern Piedmont region of Virginia.
  • Please remember to tag your flickr photo submission with the proper tag and category (view tag information belwo and on our Flickr website).
  • Please also include photographer name, location photo was taken, a name or short caption for the photo, and phone and email address with submissions

**YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT COUNT IF YOU DO NOT TAG EACH PHOTO!!!**

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAG YOUR PHOTO WITH THE CATEGORY YOU ARE SUBMITTING IT IN.

“Animals/Wildlife2012”
“Arts/Music2012”
“Nature/Landscapes2012”
“Sporting/Equine2012”
“MISC2012”

PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHER NAME, LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN DESCRIPTION OR TITLE OF PHOTO.

Please contact piedmontvirginianphoto@gmail.com with any questions.


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