The 10th Annual Lewes Tulip Festival Photography Contest received 70 entries from 25 photographers in each of the six subject categories: Tulip, Lewes Architecture, Quintessential Lewes (iconic Lewes image), Local Food, Black & White, and Lewes Landscape.
Entries were judged by professional photographers Kevin Fleming, Brook Hedge and Dave Koster, who also are Lewes Chamber of Commerce members.
Each category has a first-place, second-place and third-place ribbon award. The highest-rated entry is designated as the Grand Prize winner and receives a $100 prize as well as the ribbon.
The Lewes Chamber is one of seven organizations that sponsors the Tulip Celebration, which runs through April 14. The others are Coastal Camera Club, 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 though Sunday, April 14, inside the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center and the Zwaanendael Museum. For more information, call 302-645-8073.
Following are the judges’ awards. Grand Prize was awarded to Eric Carter for “Dark & Stormy,” from the Black & White category.
In the Tulip category, Nancy Allen won first place for “Almost.” Joe Hengel was awarded second place for “Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky” as well as third place for “Twin Towers.”
Marta Nammack won first place in Lewes Architecture for “Snowy Day at Preservation Forge.” Dick Snyder was awarded second place for “5 Points Lighthouse,” and Rich White won third place for “In the Coastal Style Brew Pub.”
For Lewes Landscape, Bill Meehan’s “Sunset” took first place, and his “On Savannah Road Bridge” was awarded second place. Eric Carter took third place with “Peek-a-Boo.”
In Black & White, Eric Carter won first place for “Anchored.” Herb Muktarian was awarded second place for “Lens to the Past at Harbor of Refuge,” and John Whitmore won third place for “Lightning@Lewes Barn.”
For Quintessential Lewes, Bill Meehan won first place for “Doo-Dah Parade 2018.” Nancy Allen’s “Overfalls Sunset” took second place, and Eric Carter won third place for “Lightship Overfalls.”
In the Local Food category, Deb Payette won first place with “Beignet at The Station on Kings.” Sharon Monagle was awarded second place for “Z,” as well as third place for “Parmesan.”
Lewes Mayor Ted Becker and Coastal Camera Club President John Hoyt selected two more award winners. The Mayor’s Ribbon Award went to Eric Carter’s “Dark & Stormy.” Coastal Camera Club’s $50 monetary award also went to Eric Carter’s “Dark & Stormy.”
The People’s Choice Ribbon Award went to Marta Nammack for “Snowy Day at Preservation Forge.”