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City of Pawtucket 22nd Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

Over 90 entries were received for consideration for the City of Pawtucket 22nd Annual Photo contest which created the City’s first ‘virtual exhibit’ on the city website, Aside from Pawtucket, submissions were received from Cumberland, North Providence, Providence, Lincoln, Warwick, RI and Rehoboth, MA.

While social distancing and public gatherings have impacted this annual celebration, this year the contest was completely displayed and judged on-line, where photos could be easily and safely viewed from home.  From these entries, twelve winning photos, were selected by a panel of local professional photographers that included Butch Adams, Richard Benjamin, Christy Christopolous, Peter Goldberg and Aaron Usher.

Following tradition, one winning photo was chosen by Mayor Donald R. Grebien for the distinct honor of being used for the 'cover shot'.  All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket's 2021 Photo Calendar.  Calendars are made available free of charge and can be found in Pawtucket City Hall late December. 

On Sunday, September 27th, at 4pm, the winners were announced by Mayor Donald R. Grebien through a video presentation for viewers to learn and seem what pictures were selected for the City of Pawtucket 2021 Calendar. After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised this past January, approximately 10 theme suggestions were received. The theme selected for this year’s contest was “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Louise Zacharie of Cumberland.

Included in this year’s contest were several 5th grade students from the City’s elementary schools who recently participated in a video photo workshop this past May.   Participating in this contest included students from:  Baldwin, Flora S. Curtis, Fallon, Nathanael Greene, Potter-Burns and Varieur.  This project was made possible by the Pawtucket Public School Department, the City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence.      And the winners are: 

City of Pawtucket 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Honorable Mentions:

# 28       “Just Part of the Journey”      Barbara Fontes, Pawtucket, RI

#15        “Splendor of Afternoon Light”       Alan Roseman,  Rehoboth, MA

#20       “The Soul of Pawtucket at the Oak Hill Hootennanny”    Elaine Sandy, Providence, RI

#33      “ Woodpecker in Tree Hollow At Slater Park”    James Frechette, Pawtucket, RI

#29      “Fairy Door”      Richard Andrews, Rehoboth, MA

#18     “ Cluster”      Kerri Jacob, Pawtucket, RI

#S-38   Jayden Jacob, student – Fallon Memorial School

#9        “Fire Setting”     Chris Bailey, Pawtucket, RI



Third Place Winner – Gift Certificate

#10    “Flowers in the City”      Danny Boone, Pawtucket, RI


2nd Place Winner - $50.00 Cash Prize

#24    “ Moon at Slater Mill “         Jim Hendrickson, N. Providence, RI


1st Place Winner - $75.00 Cash Prize

#23     “Rooted in History”       Richard Hebert, Pawtucket, RI


Mayors Choice Award - $100.00 cash prize and cover of the 2021 City of Pawtucket  Photo Calendar

#S-10       Avery Morales, student – Flora S. Curtis Elementary



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