The 2012 Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Calendar photo contest is open for online entries through June 15, 2011. According to Ray, “We’re looking for the best, most unique photos capturing the beauty, activities, and essence of the Blue Ridge Parkway in all seasons of the year.” Twenty-five photos from each of the four seasons will be selected as finalists and will be voted on by RaysWeather.Com readers. . “We are so happy to be partnering with RaysWeather.Com to offer what is sure to be a must-have calendar for 2012. The photos that are already pouring in are so wonderful, we can’t wait to see the winners,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. For more details and to submit an entry, visit raysweather.com/Photo+Contest.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, is the primary private fundraising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Foundation is committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America’s Favorite Journey®. See brpfoundation.org for details.
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