Blue ribbon winners from 2009 photography competition part of state-wide tour

This prize-winning photograph by Candace Green, titled "Walton Green Likes Trucks" will be on tour as part of the Celebrate North Carolina Faces and Places exhibit.

This prize-winning photograph will be on tour as part of the "Celebrate North Carolina: Faces and Places" exhibit.

When Candace Green’s son Walton had enough fun with the family for one day, he decided going home should mean getting to drive. The image to the left shows Walton saying one of his first words, “TRUUUCK!”

Green’s photograph, Walton Green Likes Trucks is one of eight blue ribbon winners from the 2009 N.C. State Fair photography competition that will be part of a year-long tour across the state.

The “Celebrate North Carolina: Faces and Places Photography Exhibit is an initiative of the Office of First Gentleman Bob Eaves in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The exhibit of 30 images from professional and amateur N.C. photographers, and a sample from the State Archives collections, will travel to 30 communities across North Carolina from March 1, 2010 through Feb. 19, 2011.

In addition to Green’s prize-winning photograph, these State Fair winners will be on tour: Diana Bloomfield’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Brian Cyr’s Kaitlyn Lacombe, Ellen Giamportone’s Sonia’s Yard – The Bird Cage, Brian W. Potter’s City Market, Raleigh, Christa Rice’s Hummingbird,  Anthony Sammarco’s Historic Mecca Restaurant, Downtown Raleigh and Miriam Sutton’s Cape Moon Rising.

You can view all of the State Fair’s touring photographs in the slide show below or by clicking here.

Half of the photographs will tour the eastern part of the state and the other half will tour the west. The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield begins an eastern route that encompasses 15 counties. The Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir kicks off presentation in 15 western counties. Click here for a list of the tour dates and locations.


About Blue Ribbon

Natalie Alford blogged for the 2009-2011 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: I work at the Fairgrounds year-round, so I'm always in the middle of the fun! During the Fair, I work with the press office team to organize events and exhibits, and log a lot of miles on my pedometer. I'm also the County Agricultural Fairs Coordinator, which means I license, promote and visit North Carolina's agricultural fairs and enjoy thousands of blue ribbon entries every year. I hope to see you at the Fair!

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