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Four West Orange Residents Succeed in Essex County Nature Photographers Contest

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County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr., congratulates Tom Walsh for winning second place in the Adult Category for his photo, entitled "South Mountain Reservation, Orange Reservoir." Credits: Glen Frieson
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County Executive Joe DiVincenzo congratulates Massimo McCormick for winning second place in the Youth Category for his photo, entitled "Branch Brook Park." Credits: Glen Frieson
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County Executive Joe DiVincenzo congratulates Niccolo McCormick for winning third place in the Youth Category for his photo, entitled "Branch Brook Park." Credits: Glen Frieson
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County Executive Joe DiVincenzo congratulates Ava DeBarrios for receiving an honorable mention in the Youth Category for her winning photo, entitled "South Mountain Reservation." Credits: Glen Frieson
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ROSELAND, NJ — Four West Orange residents were among the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest, including Massimo McCormick, Niccolo McCormick, Tom Walsh and Ava DeBarrios.

Massimo and Niccolo McCormick received second and third place, respectively, in the Youth Category for "Branch Brook Park." Walsh received second place in the Adult Category for "South Mountain Reservation, Orange Reservoir." DeBarrios from West Orange received an honorable mention in the Youth Category for "South Mountain Reservation.

"We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing what they experienced in our historic Parks System," said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo. "Events like these encourage our residents to visit our open spaces and share their artistic talents. All these photographs capture the beauty, highlight the diversity and natural splendor of our parks, reservations and recreation facilities.”

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The four West Orange residents were honored during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

The Essex County Parks Photography Contest was sponsored by the Essex County Environmental Center. Anyone with a camera was encouraged to participate.

Entries were judged in two categories: Youth, for ages 17 years and younger, and Adult, for ages 18 and older. All photographs were taken within the boundaries of the Essex County Parks System during the past year.

Entries were judged on creativity, technical superiority, composition, and the photograph's depiction of the uniqueness of the Essex County Parks System.

All photographs are currently on display at the Essex County Environmental Center from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsoring the contest and providing prizes for the winners were The Little Gym from Livingston, Livingston Camera, RD Works from Budd Lake, Home Sweet Home from Summit, Millburn Frame Shop, The Home Depot from Parsippany, Frames and Framers from Millburn, Signarama from Roseland, McHutchenson from Wayne, the Zoological Society of NJ and ShopRite of West Caldwell.

The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, two miniature golf courses, golf driving range, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

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