See the winner of our 2023 Picture of the Year contest

Cast your vote on your favorite 2023 photos submitted by readers.

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Witches set sail to the Scioto. | Photo submitted by reader Shannon W.

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The votes are in for the CBUStoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the contest winner that you — our readers — voted for.

Winner: Witches’ Float by reader Shannon W.

Zoom in on the iconic Scioto Mile (located above) to see witches on kayaks. This picture captured the annual witches paddle down the Scioto for Halloween. It doesn’t get much more local than that.

Finalist: Rose Garden by reader Lauren L.


This image has us yearning for warmer days. | Photo submitted by reader Lauren L.

We love that this photo showcases children in awe of the beauty at the Columbus Park of Roses, which is a 13-acre park filled with budding roses.

Finalist: Block O Sunsets by reader Taylor L.


The Ohio State Block O is complimented by a stunning sunset. | Photo submitted by reader Taylor L.

The simplicity and sheer beauty of this sunset caught our eyes, partnered with the perfect localization of the Block O, letting us know we’re home in Columbus.

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