"My New England" Photo Contest Winners | Slide Show of Images
We’re happy to share the 2013 “My New England” Photo Contest winners and honorable mentions in the following slideshow. The theme for our second annual photo contest was “My New England”, a broad topic that encompasses everything from landscape, portraits, and even details. How you see New England through your lens is open to interpretation, and we were happy to see such a nice range of submissions this year. Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted their work for consideration and congratulations to our winners.
This year we also brought in a small team of outside judges. A special thanks to photographers Jesse Burke, Dana Smith and Sara Gray. All 3 are accomplished photographers who have contributed to our magazine over the years and we were happy they were able to lend their voices and opinions to the judging process along with our photo editor, Heather Marcus and art director, Lori Pedrick. We were reminded that photography is extremely subjective and what speaks to one may not speak to another. At times we were all drawn to the same images, but at other times we selected different ones. We’re happy to share the photographer’s inspiration or connection to place and subject as well as our comments about what spoke to us about a certain image.
We’re also excited that the contest will continue with the same theme “My New England” this year. We encourage you to submit your favorite images from our region. Landscape is something we look for and associate strongly with the region, but also be thinking about capturing that sense of community embodied so well in the harvest season or portraits of the characters (the craftspeople, the farmers, the artists, the fishermen) that define this region or even details that capture the essence of what New England means to you. We want to see strong sense of place photographs and New England’s landscape and people offer so many opportunities to capture that. We’re lucky to live in a region so steeped in history and are excited to see your submissions this year. Winners will appear in our March/April 2015 issue.