Fairfax County residents, young and old, enjoyed one of the mildest New Year’s weekends in recent memory. Many of them enjoyed the outdoors at one of the Park Authority’s more than 420 parks and along its more than 334 miles of trails as part of First Hike Fairfax 2023.
The First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest was jointly sponsored by the Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation as a great way for residents to begin a new year of fitness and outdoor activity while enjoying the experience with friends, neighbors and family.
This year, nearly 300 contestants submitted photos showcasing the sights and scenes they experienced. The results were amazing!
The contest received entries in four categories: scenery and landscapes, people, wildlife and pets. A Best in Show was named in each category and three at-large awards were selected by the panel of judges, the Executive Director of the Park Authority and by popular vote of the countywide community.
FCPF is pleased to join FCPA to share Moments of Beauty captured in the following winning photographs!