2017 Photo Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winning photographs of the 2017 Orleans County Tourism Photo Contest!

  • “When the Sun Goes Down…at the Point” by Peggy Barringer
  • “Memorial Day Cemetery” by Dennis Button
  • “County Seat in Fall” by Elizabeth Carpenter

Judging was tough as there were 25 photographers who submitted 85 images that captured the essence of Orleans County – from rainbows & sunsets to waterways & wildlife. A jury of 15 was asked to rank their top 10 picks with the following criteria to consider:

  • Does the subject have a Tourism draw?Is this an interesting attraction worth travelling to? Is it current?
  • Quality: Is the photographer skilled in using interesting design elements such as depth-of-field, perspective, texture, symmetry or contrast? Is this image “Magazine Cover Worthy”?
  • “Only in the OC”: Is the image iconic to Orleans County or could this picture be taken anywhere?  Does it represent Orleans County’s character?
  • The WOW Factor: Does the image spark a positive emotion in you?
  • The I-GOT-IT! Factor: Was the photographer in the right place at the right time?
  • Over-Processed: Does the image appear animated, over-processed or Photo-shopped?

Photographer’s identities were not disclosed to the judges. Results were based on responses from 9 judges ranking the images from 1 to 10 and the highest score determined this year’s winners.

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted their works! View the Top 15 entries:

  • “When the Sun Goes Down…at the Point” by Peggy Barringer
    1st Place: “When the Sun Goes Down…at the Point” by Peggy Barringer
  • “Memorial Day Cemetery” by Dennis Button
    2nd Place: “Memorial Day Cemetery” by Dennis Button
  • “County Seat in Fall” by Elizabeth Carpenter
    3rd Place: “County Seat in Fall” by Elizabeth Carpenter
  • "Sunrise on the Oak Orchard River" by Dana Woolston
    "Sunrise on the Oak Orchard River" by Dana Woolston
  • "Sunrise Fishing on Lake Alice" by Beth Carpenter
    "Sunrise Fishing on Lake Alice" by Beth Carpenter
  • "Tug & Barge" by Dennis Button
    "Tug & Barge" by Dennis Button
  • "Swallow Hollow July Evening" by Dennis Button
    "Swallow Hollow July Evening" by Dennis Button
  • Snowy Owl by Dori Benfer
    Snowy Owl by Dori Benfer
  • Fall Sunset at Point Breeze by Patty Singer
    Fall Sunset at Point Breeze by Patty Singer
  • "This is How We Roll in the Country" by Pamela Moore
    "This is How We Roll in the Country" by Pamela Moore
  • Fishing on the Oak by Dana Woolston
    Fishing on the Oak by Dana Woolston
  • Rainbow over Courthouse by Peggy Barringer
    Rainbow over Courthouse by Peggy Barringer
  • Horsing Around by Nadine Hanlon
    Horsing Around by Nadine Hanlon
  • Historic Medina Train & Depot By Patty Singer
    Historic Medina Train & Depot By Patty Singer
  • Sunflowers by Dori Benfer
    Sunflowers by Dori Benfer

To view all entries, click here.

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