SOMERVILLE, NJ - The works of photographers from Warren and Gillette were among selected winners in the annual "Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens" contest sponsored by the Board of Somerset County Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership.

“We want to thank everyone who entered this year’s contest,” said Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer.  “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.”

The overall winning entry for the 2017 “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” Photo Contest was submitted by Jessica Batley of Manville.

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Winning entries submitted by professional and amateur photographers were selected in five categories: Architecture & Urban Design, Arts & Culture, Community, Natural Environment and Transportation.

Architecture and Urban Design

Professional - First place was awarded to Corrine Evans Prochazka of Franklin

Amateur Classification - First place was awarded to Therese Hatch of Bridgewater for her photo of Division Street in Somerville. Ruth Ann Seyffart of South Bound Brook placed second for her photo of the former Pillar of Fire temple on the rotary in Bound Brook.

Arts & Culture

Professional: Gary Wiesner of Hillsborough placed first for his image of a carnival ride and Ann Wazeter of Bernardsville placed second for her “Misty Morning at Wallace House.”

Amateur:  David Hatch of Bridgewater placed first and Banu Dogan of Hillsborough was awarded second place in this category.


Professional: Ann Wazeter of Bernardsville was awarded first place for her entry.

Amateur:  Therese Hatch placed first and Lucia Mostello of Somerville was awarded second place.

Natural Environment

Professional: The first and second place were awarded to Stephanie Napholtz of Gillette.

Amateur: First place was awarded to Julia Heilberg of Warren and second place was awarded to Jiey Zhou of Somerville.



Professional: The first place winner was Stephanie Napholtz.

Amateur: Thom Horvath of Bridgewater placed first and Lucia Mostello was awarded second place.

Winning entries will be posted on the Somerset County’s home page at and at Photos also may appear in the Somerset County Business Partnership’s 2018-2019 Somerset County Destination Guide.