Fifteen area photographers have been recog-nized for their outstanding work in capturing beautiful and compelling images of South Cumberland State Park. The Friends of South Cumberland State Park’s “Picture the Park” photo competition asked photographers to donate their best work in a number of categories, ranging from “It’s the Little Things…” to “Wow, That’s Big…” and everything in between.
“We’re delighted with the dozens of breathtaking photographs these photographers have donated to the Friends for our use in helping park visitors better understand the amazing array of natural wonders that can be found in South Cumberland State Park,” said Friends Communications Chair Susan Campbell. “South Cumberland is Tennessee’s largest — and as we like to say, ‘most spectacular’ — state park, and these photographs will help us make that point in a most beautiful way.”
Thirteen of the best photos are already incorporated into the Friends’ 2020 Wall Calendar, a limited-run but very popular gift item that will be available for sale through the park’s gift shops in Monteagle and Beersheba Springs; and this year, on the Friends’ website at FriendsOfSouthCumberland.org, in exchange for a donation to the Friends organization.
“We have other plans in the pipeline to display all of these amazing photos over the coming years, both in our online media and in tangible items we hope will be popular with park visitors and Friends supporters,” Campbell said.
Proceeds from the sale of those items help provide funding for a number of Friends’ initiatives on behalf of the park, including educational, interpretive, trail construction and maintenance projects.
The winning photographers are: Amanda Eubanks, Anna Sharpe, Abigail Wescoat Curran, Amy Stephens, Brandon Jett, Buddy Rogers, Crystal McCandless, Deb Morgan, Jess Lancaster, Margaret Ankrom, Mark Blevins, Rick Dreves, Tom Tew, Tiffany Tweet and Wendy Fish.
For more information on the calendar, how to order, and to view the winning photos, visit www.friendsofsouthcumberland.org.
Anna Sharp captured this beautiful scene along a trail way in the SCSP’s photo contest.