The annual “ZOOM IN on Newport News” photo contest has returned for its 10th year! Yes, this exciting contest has taken place for a decade now and we can't wait to see what this year has in store. This year’s theme is “Local Favorites,” which can include everything from hidden gems to the city’s most popular attractions and events. A $500 cash grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry in both. Participants may submit up to five photographs, digital or film, in either the professional or the non-professional category.
There will also be two honorable mention prizes consisting of VIP Passports to Newport News attractions for four people, valued at $294. A panel of judges will choose the winners.
"Sunset Fishing" by Denise Wells, 2017 Grand Prize winner in the non-professional category
What makes this contest so special to us? You have probably heard the popular saying, "a photo is worth a thousand words." This is the time of year when we get to see you tell the story of our city from the personal perspective of your own lens. In turn, we get the opportunity to share the tangible and intangible things that make Newport News special. "It all started when we realized we needed to expand our photo library, particularly with authentic photos that capture the everyday gems of Newport News," says Newport News Tourism Director, Cindy Brouillard. "Ten years later, it has been a tremendous success."
See the rest of the contest winners and honorable mentions from last year for inspiration:
"Fall at Riverview Farm Park" by Jerry Gammon, 2017 Grand Prize winner in the professional category
"Dance" by Sarah Clark, 2017 Honorable Mention winner in the professional category
"Reflecting on the Past" by Aaron Pritchett, 2017 Honorable Mention winner in the non-professional category
Feeling inspired? If you haven't already, head outside and take some photos! The beautiful scenery we enjoy in Newport News makes it easy to take a winning shot. Enter the contest today!