BAYONNE, NJ – The result is in, and the winning entry in the TAP Into Bayonne July 4th Photo Contest is the picture of a father holding his young son close during the city’s annual fireworks night.

The photograph of Michael DeMaria and his 7-year-old son Gabriel was taken at a 16th Street Park field on July 6. Mom Elisha snapped the shot.

All three contest judges, with experience in the fields of journalism, public relations and corporate communications, selected the winner.

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“It’s definitely the dad and son photograph,” said Gail Yosh, president of Quanta Communications in Flanders. “You can’t beat the son’s smile and his Superman shirt. The photo captures family, America and hope for the future.”

Entries had to be taken in Bayonne during Independence Week, by a Bayonne resident and by an amateur photographer.