The winning photo chosen to grace the cover of the Iowa Travel Guide has been revealed.
The Iowa Tourism Office asked for submissions from amateur and professional photographers in December and after receiving more than 600 photos narrowed the finalists to three in January. Voting by the public on Facebook chose the winner and Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled the winning shot at their Monday morning news conference.
Jessica Rilling of Cedar Rapids took the winning photo, a shot of a kayaker on the Turkey River near the Motor Mill in Elkader.
The picture will be on the cover of the new Iowa Travel Guide and will be available in the Spring of 2013.
See a larger version of the photo here.