The latest round of votes are now all tallied and the divisional champions have been crowned as we head in to this weekend's Final Four. I've made a slight adjustment to the schedule- it's been a hard fought week and today has been... a day. (I split the crotch out of my only clean pair of work pants, spilled a full bowl of cereal, and got pulled over for having a taillight out... all before 4:30 am. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...) So apologies for the change up as I got off work late and just wasn't able to get everything posted this evening as planned. Semifinal voting will now take place on Saturday, and the finals will be held Sunday, with this year's tournament champion announced on Monday night. (I'll also draw and announce the gift certificate winner from this last divisional round on Saturday morning.)
First though, a look at the Divisional Champions. With your votes these now stand as the top contenders for my 2022 Iowa State Fair submissions. I still need to do some test prints and try to fine tune a few things before my entries are set in stone, but chances are most if not all of these will be sent to Des Moines for judging in June. Listed below each of the photos you'll find the divisional round vote count, with a breakdown from each of the platforms (FB- Facebook, IG- Instagram, T- Twitter, E- Email votes.)
IOWA PLACES & LANDSCAPES DIVISION
U.S. PLACES & LANDSCAPES DIVISION
Buffalo National River, Arkansas
BLACK & WHITE LANDSCAPE DIVISION
Cedar County, Iowa
"THE OPEN ROAD" DIVISION
"RIGHT HAND FORK"
Cache National Forest, Utah
Watch my social media channels Saturday morning, April 2, for your chance to weigh in on the next round, and thank you for all of the valuable feedback!