Photo Contest 2013 collage





View a collage of some favorite photos on our website, Facebook or Pinterest from our recent adventures at Chimney Rock.


Great Prizes for the Winners!

The deadline to submit was November 30, 2013. Winners announced in December 2013. All winning and finalist photos will be featured with photo credits on the Chimney Rock website, Facebook album and winners’ Pinterest board. Winners will receive:


Grand Prize – A two-day getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two Annual Passes to Chimney Rock, lunch for two at the Veranda Restaurant, and your choice of  ziplining for two at Canopy Ridge Farm in Lake Lure OR two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.


Second Place – A Chimney Rock prize package including two Park admission tickets, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours


People’s Choice – Selected by our Facebook fans, the winning photo will be featured as the cover photo of our Facebook page for two weeks and the cover of our Pinterest board of winning photos. Prize includes two Park admission tickets, two complimentary registrations to a 2014 Park event of your choice, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and a $20 gift certificate for Old Time Photo in Chimney Rock Village. Plus, a 12x18” exhibition-grade canvas print from Mountain Lens Photography in Asheville.







2013 Photo Contest

“The Many Faces of Chimney Rock”

Many faces make up who and what we are, but none are more important than yours! Recent guests submitted photos from their visit to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park between September and November 2013 for our photo contest. The theme is “The Many Faces of Chimney Rock,” and it was up to them to determine how their photo fits creatively into the theme.


See all the finalist photos on our Pinterest board.


Check back later for details about our 2014 Photo Contest!

 Grand prize photo

Grand Prize Winner: Shannon Snyder of Leicester, NC


Shannon says, "I am a below the knee amputee. For 2 years we drove by Chimney Rock and I'd look up and say, 'I'm going to make it up there some day.' Thanks to amazing advancements of prosthetic technology, I climbed every stair with pride. Yes there's an elevator, but I was making a point with my dis-Ability! We made it to Exclamation Point. Do not let anything stand in your way of enjoying the beauty of Chimney Rock!

2nd place photo

Second Place Winner: Misty Holtzman of Cherryville, NC


Misty says, "My husband and I went to Chimney Rock for our anniversary weekend as a getaway. We had never been to that area in the three years we have lived in NC. We loved the outdoor adventure/hike all the way up the mountain. We enjoyed all the scenery but most of all seeing the wild turkeys. We will be definitely be back again!"

People's choice award photo

People's Choice Award Winner: Jeff Woollam of Woollam Imaging in Hendersonville, NC


Voted the favorite by our Facebook fans! Jeff says, "An amazing portrait session on Chimney Rock! A local woman, Emeline Haney, local photographer and an amazing location. What a gorgeous combination! We choose Chimney Rock because of its great views that fit perfectly with her down-to-earth personality."


We've seen more faces around the park:
The smiling faces of kids as they summit the Chimney for the first time, the furry faces of dogs, Grady the Groundhog and some of the Park’s critters and birds of prey, and even a gnarled tree that resembles a haunting face peering back at us. Have fun exploring the many faces of Chimney Rock!