The official title for this category at the fair is "U.S. Places and Landscapes" -so it can include a wide variety of subject matter (including human made structures.) I have a mix here for consideration, with a few newer images photographed last year in Arkansas and Colorado, and the others taken in years prior.
The Round 1 Matchups are as follows:
1) "Badlands" (Badlands National Park, South Dakota)
"Mono Lake" (Mono Lake, California)
2) "Flathead Bouquet" (Flathead National Forest, Montana)
"Crystal Mill" (White River National Forest, Colorado)
3) "The Great Divide" (Ouray County, Colorado)
"Daybreak" (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)
4) "Buffalo River" (Buffalo National River, Arkansas)
"Ancient Flame" (Bears Ears National Monument, Utah)
To submit votes by email, simply reply to your contest mailing, or CLICK HERE and send me a list with the titles of your selections from the four pairings above.