CAMDEN — The Camden County Tourism Development Authority has announced the winners of its first-ever photo contest.
Twenty Camden residents submitted a total of 98 images in four categories: water views, wildlife, architecture and citizens at work. First-place, second-place, third-place and honorable-mention winners were named in each category.
Several of the winners submitted multiple award-winning images. The winners include:
Water views: 1st place, Rebecca Farmer; 2nd place, Ryan Roasa; 3rd place, Ryan Roasa; honorable mention, Sylvia McFadden
Wildlife: 1st place, Donna Rose; 2nd place, Melissa Miller; 3rd place, Donna Rose; honorable mention, Cheryl Mansfield
Architecture: 1st place, Ryan Roasa; 2nd Place, Kimi Mills; 3rd place, Kimi Mills; honorable mention, Laurie Andrews
Citizens at Work: 1st place, Cheryl Mansfield; 2nd place, Ashley Jennings; 3rd place, Cheryl Mansfield; honorable mention, Brooke Sherman
County Manager’s Award: Ryan Roasa, the third-place winner in the water views category.
According to a county press release, Commissioner Ross Munro was instrumental in helping develop the contest as a way of showcasing Camden landmarks, wildlife and people. Munro also served as contest judge, along with local photographers Amanda Madeira, Amy Gibbons and Ken Ferguson. Entries for the contest were accepted from Oct. 11 through Nov. 11.
Many of the images will be framed and hung in the Camden County administrative buildings and used for promotional purposes. Winners will be recognized on social media, county websites and acknowledged by county officials at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, according to the release.
In addition, commissioners will choose their favorite from the blue ribbon winning images and announced at a later date.
A Staff Choice Award, decided by county staff, will also be chosen at the county’s annual staff Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18.