Winners of the 2008 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest on Display in Visitor Center
Contact: Emily A. Murphy, 978-740-1691
Contact: Barbara McGowan, 978/740-0444, Ext.16
November 13, 2008 (Salem, MA) …DerbyWharf, LighthouseBeach, Strawberry Hill Trail . . . EssexCounty photographers searched out the best and most beautiful locations for their award-winning submissions to this year’s Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest. Sponsored by Essex Heritage and Hunt’s Photo and Video, the contest winners were announced this week and presented with their awards today at the National Park Service Salem Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA).
Held in conjunction with Essex Heritage’s Photo Safari program, qualifying photographs were required to be taken in the Essex National Heritage Area and represent one of three categories: “Winter Wonderland,” “On the Trail” and “Trails & Sails.”
The Grand Prize Winner was:
Steve Harrington of Salem, DerbyWharf
Winners in the “Winter Wonderland” category were:
Winners in the “On the Trail” category were:
Winners in the “Trails & Sails” category were:
The following prizes were generously contributed in each category by Hunt's Photo & Video and the National Park Service:
Grand Prize: Olympus 2-Lens Kit (Value $499.99)
First Place: Digital Camera Package (Nikon, Olympus, Canon – Value: $225.00)
Second Place: $100 gift certificate - Hunt’s Photo & Video, Melrose
Third Place: America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational LandsPass – AnnualPass ($80)
Many of these images were taken during Essex Heritage Photo Safaris, one-day photo seminars designed to give participants the opportunity to test drive the latest digital photography gear from major camera equipment companies using one of the Essex National Heritage Area’s many spectacular sites as both backdrop and inspiration. Information about the Essex Heritage Photo Safari Program, as well as the award-winning photographs may be viewed on the Essex Heritage website at: www.essexheritage.org
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About Essex National Heritage Area and Essex Heritage Commission
About Hunt’s Photo & Video
Hunt's Photo and Video is the largest specialty retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products in New England. Family owned and operated for three generations, Hunt’s is headquartered in Melrose, MA, with branch locations in Boston, Cambridge and Hadley, MA, Providence, RI, So. Portland, ME, and Manchester, NH. Serving beginners, students, hobbyists and professional photographers throughout the United States, Hunt’s has created its own picture of success with competitive pricing, sales expertise and exceptional customer service. Visit Hunt’s online at www.huntsphotoandvideo.com
Did You Know?
Over 20,000 visitors go through the Regional Visitor Center in Salem, MA on an average October weekend.