Department of Tourism
Winter Photo Contest Winners Honored
Kentucky First Lady Glenna Fletcher has named Ford Phares of Georgetown the winner of the state’s Unbridled Spirit of Winter photo contest.
The winning photograph is a black-and-white scene of a stand of ice-laden trees in a wintry landscape at sunset. Mrs. Fletcher chose Phares’ shot and 10 other finalists from more than 300 entries.
“I took this picture in my back yard in Scott County after an ice storm last winter,” said Phares, a 48 year-old co-owner of a mortgage company in Georgetown. Although photography is just a hobby for Phares, he said he has been an avid photo aficionado since college and maintains a website displaying a selection of his images.
“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.”
“Our first two competitions were very successful, and we’ll continue staging 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.”
Phares will receive a free seven-day stay at one of Kentucky’s 17 state resort parks of his choice. The 10 other finalists will receive a gift basket of Unbridled Spirit merchandise.
The winning photos, which included other striking images of varied winter settings and activities, will be used to promote tourism in Kentucky in publications, advertising, signage and other publicity formats. The 11 winning photos are viewable on
the Tourism Department’s website at www.kytourism.com.
Details on the spring contest will be forthcoming soon, Fiveash said.
Photos may be emailed digitally to email@example.com or mailed to Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit of Spring, Kentucky Department of Tourism, ATTN: Mary Boden, 2200 Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601.