The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest.
“There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images people submit for our annual photo contest. There were so many beautiful entries in 2020 that it was really difficult to narrow it down to only a few winners,” said Commissioner Melonie Marano, liaison to the Cultural & Heritage Commission. “We also created a new category last year to reflect the ways residents dealt with the stress of the pandemic.”
A panel of judges selected first- and second-place winners in each of five themes: Community, History, Natural Environment, Recreational Opportunities and Creativity During COVID-19. Photographers with winning entries will receive a $50 honorarium. The overall contest winner will receive a $100 honorarium, in lieu of a $50 category honorarium.
Images can be view at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/residents/photo-contest.
Hugh McCann of Franklin was selected as the overall winner for his “Van Liew-Suydam House” entry.
First Place – Hugh McCann of Franklin for St. Mathias Carnival
Second Place – Gabrielle Dragan of Montgomery for Flags for Heroes at Montgomery High School
First place – Hugh McCann of Franklin for Van Liew-Suydam House
Second place – Steve McIntyre of North Plainfield for Sunrise at Washington Rock Park
First place – Cristina Forte of Franklin for Kayaking Fun on D&R Canal
Second place – Judith Sedlak of Bernards for Bike Race in Basking Ridge
First place – Brianna Titus of Warren for Horses at Lord Stirling Stable
Second place – Allison Thomas of Manville for Sunrise Deer at Kupper Airport
CREATIVITY DURING COVID-19
First place (Tied) – Cristina Forte of Franklin for Covid Nature Walks; and Judith Sedlak of Bernards for Leaf Rose
Second place – Thom Horvath of Bridgewater for Neshanic VFD Wave Parade at White Oak Park
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 2021 Somerset County Destination Guide.