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Photo Contest 2020 Winners

South County Tourism Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual South County Photo Contest.  Approximately 375 entries were received capturing the essence of South County’s 449 square mile tourism region. The winning photographs can be seen above and all the entries can be seen below*. 

The contest consists of two categories, “A Beautiful Place” and “People at Play". First place winners in each category receive $500, second place wins $250 and third place receives $125. Each category has four runners up that receive $50 each. 

Chris Kaliher of East Providence won first place in the “A Beautiful Place” category, while second place in that category was awarded to Matt Andrew of Westerly and third place to Ingrid Mathews of Richmond. Runners up were Gina Campbell of Wakefield, Mark Bishop of Hopkinton, Diane Zerba of Charlestown and Steve Canner of Wakefield.

In the “People at Play” category, Patrick Finucane of Westerly won first place, Steve Pinch of Wakefield placed second and Ingrid Mathews of Richmond placed third. Runners up were Jeffrey Carlson of Wakefield, Debbi Nelson of Brooklyn, CT, Isaiah McAllister of North Kingstown and Mark Bishop of Hopkinton.

Louise Bishop, president of South County Tourism Council, says, “Thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful photos of South County! We know it was a tough year and we were happy to be able to continue the photo contest albeit virtually this year due to the pandemic and grateful that we were still able to award cash prizes.”

We were honored to have Christine Corrigan, judge the contest this year. Corrigan has been a freelance photographer for 30 years and spent 10 years as a staff photographer at the Westerly Sun. She holds a degree in Photography and Art History from UMass Dartmouth.

*Entries that didn't meet the requirements were dismissed.