Department of Tourism
First Lady Selects Best Autumn Photo
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2005) -- Kentucky First Lady Glenna Fletcher has named Rosemary Storie of Burkesville, Ky. the winner of the state’s first Unbridled Spirit of Autumn photo contest.
Storie’s winning photograph is a scene of the turning leaves at the golf course at Dale Hollow State Park and was chosen from more than 900 entries.
Storie, a Cincinnati native who has worked as an interior designer in Burkesville in south central Kentucky for the past 14 years, said she took up photography seriously about three years ago. She has previously won two photo competitions sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, and the winning pictures are displayed in two public buildings in Burkesville, Storie, 58, said.
“Kentucky is a beautiful state with its rolling hills, white picket fences and scenic horse farms,” Mrs. Fletcher said. “It’s a pleasure to be part of a project that promotes our beautiful landscape.”
“The first competition was very successful, and we’re going to stage one for each season of the year,” said Randy Fiveash, Commissioner of the Kentucky Tourism Department, sponsor of the contest. “We have a lot of great photographers around the state, and we’re glad to recognize them.”
Storie will receive a free seven-day stay at a Kentucky state resort park of her choice. Seventeen runners up will receive a three-night stay during the week at one of the state’s 17 state resort parks. The winning photos will be used to promote tourism in Kentucky in publications, advertising, pictures and signage.
Details on the winter contest will be forthcoming soon, Fiveash said.
Photos may be emailed digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit of Winter, Kentucky Department of Tourism, ATTN: Mary Boden, 2200 Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601.