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Dec 01

Winners Selected in 8th “ZOOM IN on Newport News” Photo Contest

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

The winners of the 8th “ZOOM IN on Newport News” photo contest, sponsored by the Newport News Tourism Development Office, have been selected. The contest had both a professional and non-professional category and four winners were chosen over all. A Grand Prize award and an Honorable Mention was given in both categories.

Brett England of Chesapeake won the Grand Prize in the professional category for his entry, “Pumpkin Placement” taken at the Fall Festival of Folklife in zoom winners_SCNewport News Park. Honorable Mention was won by Sarah Clark of Yorktown for her submission, “Butterfly in my Garden,” taken at Riverview Farm Park.

Katelyn Simms of Gloucester won the Grand Prize in the non-professional category for her entry, “Heritage,” also taken at the Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News Park. Honorable Mention was awarded to Sandra Deans of Hampton for her entry, “Peaceful Waters,” taken at Hilton Pier.

Grand Prize winners received $500 each. Honorable Mention winners received free admission passes for four to all Newport News attractions. Additionally, winning photographs may be featured in upcoming Newport News Tourism publications, on its website, and on social media.

Winners were decided by a panel of three judges: Wendi Everleigh, Production and Traffic Manager with Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions; Michael Poplawski, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the City of Newport News; and Kaye Ellen Trautman, Lead Artist with VistaGraphics, Inc. For more information on the contest contact the Newport News Tourism Department at 757-926-1400.