Spotlight: Catch the spirit


Umstead photo contest - Stone bridge over Sycamore creek large_Marjani_Aliasghar, one of the winners in the 2014 Umstead Coalition photo contest for William B. Umstead State Park. (1)

Photograph by Marjani Aliasgha, one of 2014 photo contest winners

Throughout the spring, the William B. Umstead State Park hosted a photography contest challenging photographers of all ages to “catch the spirit” of the park. Submissions ended in early June, but you can view the top shots at the exhibit’s opening reception Aug. 1. Adults and children entered photos in three categories: Where Are Your Footprints, of people doing park activities; Stories in Stone, of park remnants and historical structures; or In the Wild, of plant and animal spottings. A selection of winning entries will be published in next year’s park calendar, and all winners will be on display at the visitor’s center for the entire month.

2 – 4p.m.; Free; William B. Umstead State Park Visitor’s Center, 8801 Glenwood Ave.;