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.
WINNERS BY TOWN:
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
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