Tinney’s photo shows the original Berry Cabin on the grounds of Oak Hill. Known as the “birthplace of Berry College,” the cabin was built in 1873 and was later used by Martha Berry to teach Northwest Georgia children who did not have access to schools.
Corey Boggs of Rome took second place with a photo of a solider standing in the Civil War section of Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Tinney also won third place for a photo of the old mill at Berry College.
All photographs can be viewed on the Georgia’s Rome website and Facebook page.
Click here to view all the entries on Facebook.
Honorable mention photographers included Brian Coffey of Rome, Valerie Martin of Rome, Greg McCary of Rome, Patricia Montgomery of Cave Spring and Mark Wilson of Centre, Ala.
All winners and honorable mentions received a prize package courtesy of the GRCVB and contest sponsor CVS Photo Center on Martha Berry Boulevard.
The photo contest took place during the month of October, with online voting during the first week in November. The public chose the winners of the contest through Facebook by “liking” their favorite photos.
More than 100 entries were received, and many of the participating photographers were not local.
“We were very excited to see that visitors took interest in the contest as well as the locals. These contests are a great tool for showing off Rome to potential visitors,” said Chris Cannon, GRCVB director of communication.
The next GRCVB photo contest is scheduled in early 2011.