The Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, Essex and East Haddam land conservation trusts have announced the winners of their amateur photo contest. The contest is meant to bring focus to the countryside in those towns and its wildlife.
The winners in each category are:
JOHN G. MITCHELL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AWARD: Mark Roger Bailey, California (formerly of Essex)
LANDSCAPES/WATERSCAPES: First Place, Skip Broom, Hadlyme; Second Place, April Surprenant, Salem; Third Place, Alexandria Hollwedel, Ivoryton; Honorable Mentions, Tom Nemeth, Salem; John Sargent, Quaker Hill; and Gerry Graves, Old Lyme
PLANTS: First Place, Tony Sullivan, Lyme; Second Place, Cheryl Philopena; Third Place, Skip Broom, Hadlyme; Honorable Mentions, Jessica Nemeth, Salem; Linda Waters, Salem; and Marian Morrissette, New London
WILDLIFE: First Place: Skip Broom, Hadlyme; Second Place, Harcourt Davis, Old Lyme; Third Place, Cheryl Philopena, Salem; Honorable Mentions, Marian Morrissette, New London; Hank Golet, Old Lyme; and Mark Roger Bailey, Essex
CULTURAL/HISTORIC: First Place, Skip Broom, Hadlyme; Second Place, Carol Giese, East Lyme; Third Place, Mark Roger Bailey, California; Honorable Mentions, Lionel Williams, Essex; Jacquelyn Sanders, Old Lyme; and Donald Quigley, Old Lyme
YOUTH: First Place, Emma Pennie, Old Lyme; Second Place, Meghan Buckley, Haddam; Third Place, Courtney Briggs, Old Saybrook; Honorable Mentions, Rebecca Johnson, Colchester; Samantha Barretta, Lyme; and Hanna Potter, Old Lyme
The winning photographs will be on display in April at Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library at 2 Library Lane in Old Lyme.