An early riser wins the photo prize

Posted: February 26, 2012

It was Laura Igoe's husband's idea to get up early to see the sun rise. Laura and Will Igoe, of Philadelphia, were in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for a few days to visit her brother and enjoy Grand Teton just before Christmas.

She balked at the idea, but Laura, an art history Ph.D. student at Temple University, is happy now that she rose early and took her camera. The sunrise was "just stunning," she said, and more than 300 philly.com readers agreed. Her photograph Sunrise in the Tetons won the first-place $100 prize in the Winter Travel Photo Contest.

About 1,900 votes were cast for the 24 finalists in the contest, which received about 150 entries. All the entries can be found online at philly.com/travel.

Photographers' alert: The Summer Vacation Photo Contest will begin on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day.

- Philippa J. Chaplin, Travel editor

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