Source to Sea Cleanup PHOTO CONTEST 2018

The contest has ended. View the photo gallery!

Here are your 2018 Judge’s Choice winners:

Judge’s Choice Winners for 2018!
Judge’s Choice Winners for 2018!

From left to right: 1st Place- Kelly Stettner, Black River Action Team; 2nd Place- Linda Wallace, CT Society Children of the American Revolution; 3rd Place- Sharon McDonald, Northampton Community Rowing

People’s Choice Winners for 2018 (see gallery below):

Linda Wallace, from the Connecticut Society Children of the American Revolution swept all 3 prizes! She has generously offered to pass her 2nd and 3rd place gifts to those next in line. That gives us two new winners … 2nd place goes to Jeff Feldmann, Connecticut River Watershed Paddlers and 3rd place goes to Chris Waller, Milone & MacBroom-CT.

Congratulations to everyone for participating. See you next year!


1st Place: Fishing or paddling trip with a CRC River Steward
2nd Place: King Arthur Flour Gift Certificate – $100
3rd Place: Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters Gift Certificate – $25

1st Place: Fishing or paddling trip with a CRC River Steward
2nd Place: Learn to Ski with the Oxbow Water Ski Team – $50
3rd Place: People’s Pint Gift Certificate – $20


JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three finalists will be determined by a panel of judges from among the eligible entries based on the quality of the contestant’s entry and how well the images convey the theme of the contest. The photographs that receive the three highest average scores will receive the Judges’ Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards, respectively. You do not need to collect votes to win the Judged Category. All decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be announced via email and on our website by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Judge’s Choice winning photographs will NOT be eligible for voting in the People’s Choice Awards and will be removed from the voting pool. Additional photographs submitted by the winning photographers WILL be eligible.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Public vote will determine the three winners of the People’s Choice Awards. The three photographs with the highest total votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd People’s Choice Awards, respectively. Share your entry with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for your photograph to increase your chances of winning.

Voting will take place beginning at 12:01pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 through 12:00pm (noon) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Once voting begins, no other photos may be submitted. Winners will be posted on our website and via email by 5:00pm on October 16, 2018.


  • Photographers do not need to be members of CRC to participate.
  • If you are 17 years old or younger, you may participate in the Contest with the permission and assistance of your parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Images that have won previous CRC photo contests are ineligible.
  • CRC staff, Board Members, interns, and their families are not eligible to participate.
  • Ownership and copyright of all entries remain solely with the photographer. By submitting your photos to this Contest, you grant use of your photographs for CRC publications, website, products, and other uses to promote CRC’s work. Credit given where possible.
  • Any entry will be disqualified if it is inappropriate, incomplete, fails to meet the required specifications, or for any other reason at the sole discretion of CRC. If your entry is rejected, it will be removed from the Contest website and you will be notified by email.
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Submission Period:

The Source to Sea Photo Contest begins the day that your group goes to the Cleanup! You may submit your photos through Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12pm (noon).

Voting Period:

Voting begins at 12:01pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and ends at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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2018 Photo Contest

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