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Fairview, NC



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-45 minutes from Wilkesboro


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Mountain Aire Golf

West Jefferson, NC 


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2021 Blue Ridge
Calendar Photo Contest

The Calendar

The Blue Ridge Conservancy and RaysWeather.Com are partnering to produce a 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar.

The 2021 Calendar will feature photographs from across the Southern Appalachians. A portion of proceeds from calendar sales will be donated to the Blue Ridge Conversancy.

We received 1045 photo entries in the 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest. We were in awe of the talent and scenery demonstrated by the photos. Our judges made difficult decisions to choose 20 finalists for each season. Now we need your help in picking winners.

Soon after voting ends, 15 winners will be announced--one for each month in 2021 plus November and December of 2020 and a grand prize winner (for the cover). Additionally, many photos will be selected as "cameo" or "best of the rest" winners, up to about 60 photos in all.


In your voting, please give special consideration to unique scenes that capture the essence of the Southern Appalachians.

To vote, visit any or all of the categories below and make your selections.

Fall: Click here to vote for Your Favorite Fall Photos

Winter: Click here to vote for Your Favorite Winter Photos

Spring: Click here to vote for your favorite Spring Photos

Summer: Click here to vote for your favorite Summer Photos

Voting for all categories ends July 17, 2020.

Thanks for voting and thanks to everyone who submitted photos. We have omitted names of the photographers during the voting process.


The Grand Prize Winner (selected for the calendar cover) will receive a $200 RaysMarketplace.com gift certificate and a $100 cash prize. Additionally, the 12 photographers selected for the 2020 Calendar (one for each month) will receive a $100 RaysMarketplace.com gift certificate. Prizes will also be awarded for "Best of the Rest" and Cameo photos selected.