This Place Matters Photo Contest 2018

1st Place Tod's Point, Old Greenwich - Submitted by Joseph Weed
1st Place Winner
This Place Matters 2017
Tod’s Point by Joseph Weed

People of all ages are invited to participate in the This Place Matters Photo Contest. The top three photos will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of This Place Matters, and displayed at the Greenwich Historical Society when its new reimagined campus opens this fall.

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Photo Contest Rules 

Photos must be of Greenwich, CT and include a caption that identifies the location. Caption must also explain why the place in the photo matters to the person who submitted it and/or to the person/people in the photo. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. By submitting a photo you acknowledge that the Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Magazine have rights use it in social media, public relations, and other uses in perpetuity; and that Greenwich Magazine may publish it. To be published in Greenwich Magazine the image must be at least 300 dpi.This Place Matters logo

Last day for submitting photos: July 6, 2018 at 5pm. Contest entries will be judged by a panel of independent judges who will pick three winners. Winners will be announced at the Greenwich Founder’s Day event at the Ferris-Feake House on July 18, 2018 at 10am.

The first 50 individuals to submit photos for the This Place Matters competition will receive priority registration for the July 18 Founder’s Day reception through June 25.

How to Participate 

 Snap a photo of a place in Greenwich that matters to you — be in the photo if you want or pose your friends, family, and/or pets!

Include your first and last name, the photo’s location, and identify the people in the photo. Write a sentence or more about why the place is special to you.

We invite all residents − children, students, adults and seniors − to participate in this modern documentary project by taking a photograph of a cherished place or structure in their community and sharing their story, however brief or long, about why it is important to preserve.

How to Submit a Photo 

Email the photo to Communications Director Stasha Healy at shealy@greenwichhistory.org

and/or you can post on social media:

Use hashtag  #thisplacemattersgreenwich and tag us when you post on:  Instagram: @greenwichhistory   Twitter: GrnHistCT and/or    Facebook: @GreenwichHistoricalSociety  Don’t forget to follow us!

Click to see last year’s winners

About Greenwich Preservation Month

The Town of Greenwich has designated May Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters! for the second consecutive year. The promotion and companion photo contest was kicked off at the Historical Society’s Landmarks Recognition reception on April 29 when Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei presented the official proclamation.

“I am pleased to present a proclamation from the Town of Greenwich that declares May as Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters!,” said Peter J. Tesei. “Our rich architectural heritage and vast array of community amenities make Greenwich a remarkable place to live and work. It is important that we celebrate what makes Greenwich unique and worth preserving for future generations.”

This Place Matters! is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.

This Place Matters! Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone for submitting photos and sharing what makes Greenwich special to you. The judges had a hard time picking winners but here they are:

1st Place Tod's Point, Old Greenwich - Submitted by Joseph Weed
1st Place
Tod’s Point, Old Greenwich
Submitted by Joseph Weed
2nd Place Mason and Teddy Maloney at the September 11 Memorial in Cos Cob Park, Cos Cob: Submitted by Sally Maloney
2nd Place
Mason and Teddy Maloney at the September 11 Memorial in Cos Cob Park, Cos Cob
Submitted by Sally Maloney
3rd Place Ada's, Riverside: Submitted by Finley Marshall and Lucinda McCall; photo by Carrie Wallack
3rd Place
Ada’s, Riverside
Finley Marshall and Lucinda McCall
Photo by Carrie Wallack
4th Place Byram clambake pavillion
4th Place
Byram clambake pavilion, Byram
Submitted by Alexandra Bogdanovic
5th Place Neighbors on Park Avenue, Central Greenwich
5th Place
Neighbors on Park Avenue, Central Greenwich
Submitted by Catherine Tompkins

Prizes

  • 1st Prize: Tickets for two adults to the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show Preview Party December 1, 2017
  • 2nd Prize: Tickets for two adults to the Antiquarius Holiday House Tour December 6, 2017
  • 3rd Prize: One annual family membership to the Greenwich Historical Society
  • 4th Prize: One family pass to the Greenwich Historical Society Fall Festival October 8, 2017
  • 5th Prize: A collection of Greenwich-themed books for children and adults