FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES of RHODE ISLAND
Winning Photos Announced
Charlestown, RI – September 17, 2017
The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island announce the winners of their 17th annual amateur photo competition.
Contestants were asked to submit photos taken on one of the five National Wildlife Refuges in Rhode Island. The Refuges are Ninigret NWR in Charlestown, Trustom Pond NWR in South Kingstown, John H. Chafee NWR at Pettaquamscutt Cove in South Kingstown and Narragansett, Sachuest Point NWR in Middletown and Block Island NWR.
The “Best of Show” has been awarded to “Grass” taken by Gerry Mateo of Charlestown, RI at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge.
The winners in the four different categories are:
1st place: “Owl” by Robert Weaver of Newport, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
2nd place: “Doe” by Jason Gaston of Portsmouth, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
3rd place: “Canis” by Rey Larsen of Newport, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
1st place: “Bee Haven” by Pam Marsden of Bristol, RI, RI at Sachuest Point NWR
2nd place: “Dainty Dianhus” by Jeanne Sabin of Narragansett, NJ taken at Trustom Pond NWR
3rd place: “Web Magic” by Pam Marsden of Bristol, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
1st place: “Sunrise” by Candida Simmons of Newport, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
2nd place: “Serenity II” by Joan Tabor of Passaic, NJ taken at Ninigret NWR
3rd place: “Waterside Reflections” by Pam Marsden of Bristol, RI taken at Sachuest Point NWR
Children Under Age 14 – Any Subject on a Refuge
1st place: “Hunting Frog” by Samson Lombard of No. Kingstown, RI taken at Trustom Pond NWR
2nd place: “Rocks on Shoreline” by Haytham Alsayed of Falls Church, VA taken at Sachuest Point NWR
3rd place: “Resting Butterfly” by Haneen Alsayed of Falls Church, VA taken at Sachuest Point NWR
Awards will be presented to all of the above winners at the opening reception for the exhibit on Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 PM at the U S Fish & Wildlife’s Sachuest Point NWR Visitors Center in Middletown, RI. Attendees at the reception will vote to select the photo they feel is the best and it will receive the People’s Choice Award.
All photos entered will remain on exhibit at the Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown, RI until October 2. Then they will be on exhibit at the Kettle Pond Visitors Center in Charlestown, RI from October 2 to October 17th.