Presenting our 2023 Photo of the Year and our Runners Up!

A mountain range at sunset, with misty greens and blues in the mountains and brilliant hues of pink, purple and orange in the clouds illuminated by the setting sun.

Congratulations to WFDD listener Charles McFadden, whose photo "North Carolina-Tennessee Border" was chosen resoundingly by community vote as our 2023 Photo of the Year!

A sailboat is silhouetted against a rich orange sunset over calm water.

Congratulations to George Bryan, whose photo was selected by overwhelming vote as our 2023 1st Runner Up. George shared, "Sailing in Chesapeake last week and took my dog to shore and turned to see the sun rising behind my boat. My mouth was open in awe."

George Bryan of Winston-Salem
An elderly woman's hand gently grasped the hand of a baby.

Congratulations to Lynn Hawks, whose photo was chosen by community votes as our 2023 2nd Runner Up. Of this photo, Lynn wrote, "This is my grandmother holding my grandson's hand. Five generations of babies."

Lynn Hawks of Pfafftown

2023 Photo of the Week Gallery

In our annual Photo of the Year event, WFDD gathers all 52 of our Photo of the Week winners' work to create an exhibition! Celebrate photography from our 32-county listening area and beyond. Visitors viewed a year’s worth of photographs, read about what inspired them, and voted for their favorites to help us pick our 2023 Photo of the Year! If you would like to submit a photo for our 2024 Photo of the Year contest you may go to to submit your photo.

Exhibit Details

all exhibitions will open on January 5th, 2024!

Ambleside Gallery (Ambleside Arts)

528 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27406

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM)

159 Ginny Stevens Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

750 Marguerite Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Join us to celebrate Photo of the Year!

Opening reception at Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro

January 5th, 6-9 pm

Come meet the staff and enjoy some refreshments and music. 

Closing reception at BRAHM in Blowing Rock

January 27th, 2-4 pm

An afternoon of art and complimentary coffee and treats with WFDD staff.

2023 Photo of the Year reveal at SECCA

February 4th, 2-4 pm

We'll have refreshments, including juice for the kids and a cash bar for the adults. Final voting will close at 3 pm and we’ll reveal the 2023 Photo of the Year shortly thereafter!

Photo of the Year is made possible in part hanks to Vivid Metal Prints