Four Westfielders Among Bramnick's Photo Contest Winners

Amateur photographers throughout New Jersey entered the contest and submitted over 300 pictures.

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick announced the winners of his fifth annual photography contest. Amateur photographers throughout New Jersey entered the contest and submitted over 300 pictures. 

“This year’s photos captured the beauty and great diversity of our Garden State. New Jersey has so much to offer, from the numerous state parks to the endless fun at the Jersey Shore,” said Assemblyman Bramnick, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties.

The public and media were invited to a reception honoring the winners on Sunday, October 7th from 4 to 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the Westfield Memorial Library. 

Winners include an overall top prize winner, a “staff pick” selection and additional honorable mention winners in each of the categories.  This year’s overall top prize winner went is Vivian Bedoya.  The Jersey Shore category winners are: first place, Bill Cook, second place, Michael Paglialunga, third place, Jennifer Principato, and honorable mention winners: Kevin Papa, Michael McKenna, Rick Brightly and staff pick winner, Barbara Wirkus.   

In the state park category, Betsy Bacot-Aigner won first place, second place, Gerard Goulson, third place, Jared Kofsky and honorable mention went to Joanne Bundonis, William Weisgerber, Melissa Peterson and Ian MacPherson.  For the wildlife category, Charles Clark won first place, second place, Nick Zmiejeski, and third place to Jim Mulvey, honorable mention winners: Michael Horwath, Robin Smith, Joe Taveroni and Leah Fenton.  

For more information, please call Assemblyman Bramnick’s office at 908 232 2073. 



Best in Show:

Vivian Bedoya – Franklin Twp



1st Bill Cook - Matawan

2nd Michael Paglialunga –Westfield

3rd Jennifer Principato  - Westfield

HM-  Kevin Papa – Cranford

HM - Michael McKenna – Scotch Plains

HM - Rick Brightly – Monmouth Junction

Barbara Wirkus – Kenilworth Staff Pick

State Park:

1st - Betsy Bacot-Aigner – Basking Ridge

2nd Gerard Gouldson – Westfield

3rd Jared Kofsky – S.Orange

HM - Joanne Bundonis – Gillette

HM - William Weisgerber – BaskRidge

HM - Melissa Peterson – Berkeley Hts

HM – Ian MacPherson – Scotch Plains



1st - Charles Clark – Chatham 1st

2nd - Nick Zmiejeski – Chatham 2nd

3rd - Jim Mulvey – Gillette 3rd

HM - Michael Horwath – Berkeley Heights

HM - Robin Smith – Bask Ridge

HM - Joe Taveroni – Bask Ridge

HM - Leah Fenton  – Westfield


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