Photo Contest Winners Announced

2016 Calendar Cover

Photo Contest Winners Announced

TLGV has announced the winners of this year’s Calendar Photo Contest from more than 100 entries. Thirteen images that celebrate life and capture the unique spirit of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor were selected for the cover and monthly calendar pages of the 2016 – Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar.

This year’s coveted cover shot, “Hoo’s Out There in The Last Green Valley” was taken in Thompson, CT, by Karyn DiBonaventura of Pomfret Center, CT.

January features a beautiful sunrise titled, “Cold Winter Morning on the Quinebaug,” captured by Amy Ranta of Danielson, CT. Robert A. LaMay of Amston, CT, was the winner for February with “Coming thru the Ice,” in Lisbon, CT.

“Rare Visitor – Eagle,” by Ronald Pariseau of Pomfret Center, CT, was the winner for March. Pariseau also submitted June’s winning photo “Lonely Gate,” taken in Woodstock, CT. April features “Roadside Beauty” by Elaine Nelson of Pomfret Center, CT, snapped along Route 193 in Thompson, CT. Sarah L. Hamby of Putnam, CT, photographed Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, CT, for May’s winning shot, “Reflections at Breakneck.”

“Tyrant,” one of the many Jersey Cows on the Bennett Farm in South Woodstock, was taken by John Rondeau of South Woodstock, CT, and graces the July calendar page. Richard Telford of Pomfret Center, CT, won the August calendar page with his close-up shot of “Female Blue Dasher Dragonfly” in Pomfret, CT.

Linda Sulkazi of Pomfret Center, CT, captured the festive country fair atmosphere with “Ferris Wheel – Woodstock Fair” for the September calendar page. Judy LaRoche of Killingly, CT, focused on the iconic town green in October’s winning shot titled, “Fall, Davis Park, Killingly.” November’s “A Perfect Autumn Day” is a scenic shot of an old barn taken by Cheryl Robinson of Hampton, CT. And for the final photo of the year, December’s page is graced by “Shelter from the Storm” by Eleanor Linkkila of Hampton, CT.

The 2016 –Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar is filled with interesting tidbits about the natural and cultural history of the National Heritage Corridor. The Calendar is on sale now for $15.00. Please call the TLGV Office at 860-774-3300 to order a copy or visit our online shop. All proceeds support The Last Green Valley’s programs to protect our natural and historic resources.


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