LAND TRUSTS PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
East Haddam Land Trust congratulates all the winners of the 10th Annual Land Trusts Photo Contest. The Land Trusts in Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, Essex and East Haddam, jointly sponsor the contest and announced the winners at a March 11, 2016 reception. In keeping with photo contest rules, entered photos celebrate the scenic countryside and diverse wildlife and plants found in the sponsoring towns.
First prize in the Youth category went to Patrick Burns of East Haddam for “Sunset at Hatch Lot II.”
East Haddam Youth entrant Sarah Gada received Honorable Mention for "Rooted."
East Haddam Youth entrant Shawn Parent received Honorable Mention for “Lonely Leaves.”
East Haddam’s Pete Govert received Honorable Mention for “Sun and Ice” in the Plants category.
A total of 219 entries were judged by Amy Kurtz Lansing, an art historian and curator at the Florence Griswold Museum; Skip Broom, a local photographer and antique house restoration expert; and William Burt, a naturalist and wildlife photographer.
Hank Golet, of Old Lyme, won the top prize, the John G. Mitchell Environmental Conservation Award, presented by Alison Mitchell in memory of her late husband who was an editor at National Geographic and championed environmental causes.
The sponsoring land trusts ‒ Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Essex Land Trust, the Old Lyme Land Trust, Salem Land Trust, and East Haddam Land Trust ‒ thank the judges as well as RiverQuest/ CT River Expeditions, Lorensen Auto Group, The Oakley Wing Group at Morgan Stanley, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Ballek’s Garden Center, Essex Savings Bank, Chelsea Groton Bank, and Alison Mitchell for their generous support.
Winning photographs will be displayed at the Lymes’ Senior Center through March and the Lyme Public Library in April. Check www.ehlt.org for updates on where to see the winning photos in July and August, or view the winning photos online at https://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/.
Congratulations to the winners:
John G. Mitchell Environmental Award
Hank Golet, Old Lyme
First Place Patrick Burns, East Haddam; Second Place Judah Waldo, Old Lyme; Third Place James Beckman, Ivoryton
Honorable Mentions Gabriel Waldo, Old Lym;, Sarah Gada, East Haddam; Shawn Parent, East Haddam
First Place Marcus Maronne, Mystic; Second Place Normand L. Charlette, Manchester; Third Place Tammy Marseli, Rocky Hill
Honorable Mentions Jud Perkins, Salem; Pat Duncan, Norwalk; John Kolb, Essex
First Place Cheryl Philopena, Salem; Second Place Marian Morrissette, New London; Third Place Harcourt Davis, Old Lyme
Honorable Mentions Cynthia Kovak, Old Lyme; Bopha Smith, Salem; Pat Duncan, Norwalk
First Place Mary Waldron, Old Lyme; Second Place Courtney Briggs, Old Saybrook; Third Place Linda Waters, Salem
Honorable Mentions Pete Govert, East Haddam; Marcus Maronne, Mystic; Marian Morrissette, New London
First Place Chris Pimley, Essex; Second Place Harcourt Davis, Old Lyme; Third Place Linda Waters, Salem
Honorable Mentions Thomas Nemeth, Salem; Jeri Duefrene, Niantic; Elizabeth Gentile, Old Lyme