11-year-old beats out 3000 others in photography contest; donates prize to Make-a-Wish foundation

OUTER BANKS, N.C. – An 11-year-old girl beat out thousands of other entries in a photo contest and then turned around and donated her prize to charity.

Avery Kelly won the annual Outer Banks Photo Contest sponsored by Village Realty with her submission “Picture Perfect Framed in Driftwood on Carova Beach.”

Avery is a 6th grade student at Water’s Edge Village School in Corolla Village who hopes to one day become a marine biologist photographer.

The grand-prize in the contest: a week’s vacation on the Outer Banks.

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