Bear Photo Contest Winner

Finally, the time has come! Those who entered the contest have been on the edge of their seats waiting to see… who won?! And the rest of you have been looking forward to viewing some awesome bear photos!

We had SUCH a hard time choosing! We got over 60 bear photos! Quite a few people entered multiple photos, and we took each photo as a separate entry. About 50 of them were very nice pictures, and the people who entered them made it to the second round! See all the second round photos on our Facebook page! In the judging, each picture was assigned a number so those judging would have no prejudice to any certain person. Then we somehow managed to narrow it down to 7 semi-finalists. But in the end we had to pick just one to win the prize!

2nd Runners Up

Photo by Steven Skidmore
of Tornado, WV

Photo by Steven Skidmore
Photo by Jeff Cruchett

Photo by Jeff Cruchett
of Aurora, IL

Photo by Steven Skidmore
of Tornado, WV

Photo by Steven Skidmore

1st Runners Up

Photo by Jeff Cruchett

Photo by Jeff Cruchett
of Aurora, IL

Photo by Jeff Cruchett
of Aurora, IL

Photo By Jeff Cruchett
Photo by Jessica Seymour

Photo by Jessica Seymour
of Belton, SC

The Winner!

Photo by Danny Howell

Photo by Danny Howell of Hoover, AL

This lovable bear captured our hearts, and it was the overall consensus of our office that he win first place! Congrats to Danny Howell of Hoover, AL, whose great bear photo has won him a free 3 night stay in one of our cabins!

Congratulations also to the first and second runners up who also had wonderful photos! We would have chosen you all if we could! For those who didn’t win and for those of you who missed this contest, be sure to make some entries to our Elk Photo Contest for another chance to win! Good Luck!

ERA In The SmokiesThis blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277. ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.

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