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Photo Contest

Source to Sea Cleanup PHOTO CONTEST 2017

Our Judge’s Choice & People’s Choice Awards have been selected! 

Congratulations to all of our entrants and our 2017 winners!

2017 Judge’s Choice 1st place winner!
“Teamwork is a Beautiful Thing”
Photo by Rob Kavaler, for MDC, Cleanup Sponsor
Wethersfield Cove, CT

2017 People’s Choice 1st place winner!
“Proud”
Photo by Christine Turner, Wethersfield Cove, CT

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ELIGIBILITY AND USE OF IMAGES

  • 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.
  • 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.

DETERMINING THE WINNERS

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 3, 2017. 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: Three winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be determined by public vote. 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 3, 2017 through 12:00pm (noon) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Once voting begins, no other photos may be submitted. Winners will be posted on our website and via email by 5:00pm on October 10, 2017.

PRIZES

JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARDS

1st Place: Fishing or paddling trip with a CRC River Steward, $100 Ibex Gift Certificate, and a signed copy of Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey through the Heart of New England, by Al Braden.

2nd Place: $50 Ibex Gift Certificate and a signed copy of Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey through the Heart of New England, by Al Braden.

3rd Place: $25 Cabela’s Gift Certificate and Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail Map – Vermont & New Hampshire.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

1st Place: Paddler’s Dry Top by Confluence Outdoors (Size XL), $50 Ibex Gift Certificate, and 2 signed books by Ted Williams: The Insightful Sportsman: Thoughts on Fish, Wildlife and What Ails the Earth, and Something’s Fishy: An Angler’s Look at Our Distressed Gamefish and Their Waters and How We Can Preserve Both and The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea.

2nd Place: $50 Ibex Gift Certificate and The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea.

3rd Place: $25 Cabela’s Gift Certificate and Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail Map – Vermont & New Hampshire.

MEET THE JUDGES

  • Matthew Cavanaugh: Matthew is a freelance photojournalist and wedding photographer based in Western MA since 2010.
  • Kate Hunter: Kate is a wedding, portrait and fine art photographer based in Greenfield, MA. Kate is also the co-owner and photo printing specialist at The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing.
  • CRC Staff: Many of our staff members have photography backgrounds and are lending their expertise and enthusiasm to the Judges Panel.

For further information regarding the Photo Contest, please contact Stacey: slennard@ctriver.org

2017 2nd place Judge’s Choice Award
“Bridge Between the Clean”
Photo by Ben Zackin, Mondo Mediaworks
2017 2nd place People’s Choice Award
“Our Duty Done”
Photo by Mickey Nowak, Resource Revolution
Springfield, MA
2017 3rd Place Judge’s Choice Award
“Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork”
Photo by Grace Bundy, UMass Women’s Rowing
2017 3rd place People’s Choice Award
“The Joy of Cleaning”
Photo by Christine Rouse
Nonotuck Community School, Florence, MA

2017 Photo Contest Entry Form

Contest Ended

Proud

Category : 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form
136 Votes

Our Duty Done

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90 Votes

The Joy of Cleaning!

Category : 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form
52 Votes

Biggest Catch

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24 Votes

Girl Scouts Helpers

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22 Votes

Three Bags Are Bette..

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17 Votes

Keene High APES help..

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15 Votes

From Plastics to Pas..

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14 Votes

It’s All About..

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12 Votes

Clean up on the big ..

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11 Votes

Helping Hands

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11 Votes

All Smiles at the Co..

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9 Votes

A Light in the Woods..

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9 Votes

Dump. Sort. Recycle

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9 Votes

Into the Woods

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9 Votes

Teamwork

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6 Votes

Girl Power

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5 Votes

Little man, Big job

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4 Votes

Opening the Door to ..

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4 Votes

Tiny Item Award̷..

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3 Votes

After Cleanup

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3 Votes

Take me out to the b..

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3 Votes

Teamwork with some h..

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2 Votes

Tires and bottles an..

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2 Votes

Never Too Young to H..

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2 Votes

Tired but Smiling

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2 Votes

First-time Cleanup P..

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2 Votes

CDM Smith East Hartf..

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2 Votes

“Tired” ..

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2 Votes

Walking on Water

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2 Votes

Blue Skies

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2 Votes

Are those flowers in..

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2 Votes

Go green. Help clean..

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2 Votes

Spreading some happi..

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2 Votes

Trash Trophy

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2 Votes

Feeling victorious!

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2 Votes

Changing the world o..

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2 Votes

Kings Island Clean-u..

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2 Votes

Kings Island Crew

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2 Votes

Small group, collect..

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1 Votes

This canoe was loade..

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1 Votes

Anyone need a ”..

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1 Votes

Nature perseveres

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1 Votes

Source to Sea Team P..

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1 Votes

Sunlight on the Rive..

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1 Votes

The Unknown

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1 Votes

Just Friends Buddy!!

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1 Votes

Hubcap lost in the b..

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1 Votes

Volunteering to make..

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1 Votes

Recycling is your be..

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1 Votes

Deerfield River Blue..

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1 Votes

When your actions me..

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1 Votes

Lending a helping ha..

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1 Votes

Get excited and make..

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1 Votes

Leaving Kings Island

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1 Votes

A little slice of He..

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1 Votes