SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the beauty and attributes of central New Jersey.
“We want to thank everyone who entered this year’s contest,” said Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “The Freeholder Board enjoys seeing the beauty of Somerset County through the eyes of residents and employees, and we are honored to post these amazing photos on our website.”
Judith Sedlak of Bernards was selected as the overall winner in the amateur category for her “Bee on Coneflower” entry. In the professional category, Somerset County employee Greg Backman was selected as the overall winner for his photo of a rider with her horse, taken at North Branch Park.
In addition to the overall winners, the panel of judges selected winners in each of four themes: Architecture & Urban Design, Arts & Culture, Community & Events and Natural Environment. The overall contest winners will each receive a $100 honorarium, while other artists will receive a $50 honorarium for their winning entries.
ARTS & CULTURE
First Place - Judith Sedlak of Bernards for Blue Boy Statue
Second Place - Kshitija Yalgi of Bridgewater for Wagner Farms
First Place - Greg Backman, Somerset County employee, for Bridgewater Ballpark
Second Place - Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater for Bedminster Barn
ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
First place – John Carroll of Franklin for Building and Tree Reflected
Second place – Peter Rooss of Somerville for Nevius Street Bridge
First place – Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater for Somerset Patriots Stadium
Second place – Greg Backman, Somerset County employee, for Hillsborough Township Barn
COMMUNITY & EVENTS
First place – Thom Horvath of Bridgewater for Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Second place - Julie Daigle of Franklin for Field of Honor
First place – Greg Backman, Somerset County employee, for North Branch Park Horse
Second place – Greg Backman, Somerset County employee, for North Branch Park Alpaca
First place – Judith Sedlak of Bernards for Bee on Coneflower
Second place - Jessica Wells of Raritan for Tree Meditation Garden
First place - Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater for Natirar
Second place – Parvathi Kumar of Bridgewater for Buck Gardens
Winning entries will be posted on the Somerset County’s home page at www.co.somerset.nj.us and at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/residents/photo-contest. Photos also may appear in the Somerset County Business Partnership’s 2018-2019 Somerset County Destination Guide.