The Fifth Annual Lewes Tulip Festival Photography contest received 90 entries by 28 photographers in each of five subject categories (Tulip, Lewes Architecture, Quintessential Lewes - iconic Lewes image, Local Food and Lewes Landscape). The entries were judged by three professional photographers who are also members of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce -Dave Koster, Ginny Stominksi and Carolyn Watson. Each category has a first-place, second-place and third-place ribbon award with the highest-rated entry designated as the Grand Prize winner, which receives a $100 prize as well as the ribbon.
The Lewes Chamber is one of six organizations sponsoring the festival, which takes place Thursday-Sunday, April 10-12. The others are the Lewes Historical Society, Lewes in Bloom, City of Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission, Historic Lewes Farmers Market and Zwaanendael Museum.
All of the entries will be exhibited in a tent in Zwaanendael Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, April 10-12. The photographers will receive their awards at a ceremony at 2 p.m. on April 12 in Zwaanendael Park. For more information on the Tulip Festival contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302-645-8073.
Grand Prize winner is Leslie Ruhe Lesko for “Tulip Tree.”
In the Tulip Category, first place went to Robin Ray, “Fire at Station 82”; second place, Claire Ingley,“Tulip Glowing in Lewes”; third place, Andy Brzoska, “Snow.”
In the Lewes Architecture Category, first place went to Ron MacArthur, "Dutch Lines"; second place, Claire Ingley, “A Touch of Dutch”; third place, Chet Poslusny, “Bottled Window.”
In the Lewes Landscape Category, first place went to Sue Eberhart, "Light at the Point”; second place, Ron MacArthur, “Foggy Morning”; third place, Brook Hedge, “Waves of Grass.”
In the Quintessential Lewes Category, first place went to John Hoyt, “4th of July Fireworks, Lewes Beach”; second place, Sam Leone, “Overfalls”; third place, Stephen Scheder, “Propelled.”
In the Local Food Category, first place went to Chet Poslusny, “Loafing”; second place, Shannon Wilson, “At the Candy Shop”; third place, Sharon Monagle, “Tumbling Tomatoes.”