Congratulations to Jenna Van Valen, the grand prize winner of our 2012 photo contest! Her photo “Wallace Refused to Tiptoe,” won last April’s spring themed photo contest and went on to gather the most votes from our community for the 2012 Grand Prize. Thanks to prize sponsor Korean Air and its hotel partners, Lotte Hotels & Resorts, Jenna is heading to South Korea for a stay at Lotte Hotel Seoul and Lotte Hotel World in Seoul, and Lotte Hotel Jeju on Jeju Island in the East China Sea. Well-deserved!
Jenna, pictured above on Mt. Hood during a snowstorm, lives in Portland, Oregon with her photogenic pug, Wallace, and a few more pets.
"I am so incredibly excited that I won—I nearly fell over when I got the phone call," shared Jenna. "That photo of Wallace was taken right after he'd had three cancerous tumors removed. He totally gets an extra treat tonight, though he'll have no idea why!"
While we revamp our community, there is not photo contest in 2013. We're hoping to re-launch the contest in 2014 for you all you photographers out there.
Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.