Congratulations to the winners of the 8th annual "ZOOM In on Newport News" photo contest, sponsored by the Newport News Tourism Development Office! Floods of incredible entries were received that captured the essence of this year's theme: The Picturesque Parks of Newport News. Thank you to all of those who participated. We could not showcase our beautiful city without our wonderful residents who capture its beauty so well.
The winners below were decided by a panel of three judges: Wendi Everleigh, Production and Traffic Manager with Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions; Michael Poplawski, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the City of Newport News; and Kaye Ellen Trautman, Lead Artist with VistaGraphics, Inc.
Brett England of Chesapeake won the Grand Prize in the professional category for his entry, “Pumpkin Placement” taken at the Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News Park.
Honorable Mention was won by Sarah Clark of Yorktown for her submission, “Butterfly in my Garden,” taken at Riverview Farm Park.
Katelyn Simms of Gloucester won the Grand Prize in the non-professional category for her entry, “Heritage,” taken at the Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News Park.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Sandra Deans of Hampton for her entry, “Peaceful Waters,” taken at Hilton Pier.