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Recreation Photo Contest

Our recreation areas are rich with opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers. Each year we conduct a photo contest for our recreation permit holders, looking for the best photographs taken at RWA recreation areas by you, our permit holders. Bring along your camera while hiking, biking or fishing, and snap away!

The contest has five categories: Wildlife, Plants, Water Scenes, General Scenes and, new for 2017, a Youth category. Each category has up to four finalists. All finalists were invited to attend the Annual Meeting on April 12 where the winners were announced. The winner in each category received a $100 gift certificate; the other finalists in each category each received a $20 gift certificate

Below are the winning photographs in each category along with the three finalists for 2017. 


Hawk in tree

Lois Main

Beaver with Banana 

Ron Guerrucci


Phillip LaMontagne, Jr.

Group of Deer

Kathy Bodnar


General Scenes

Snowy Trees and Lake 

Ron Guerrucci

Lois Main

Snowy Road

Mark Levine

Moss on Tree with Fern

Bill Hoikala



 Lake and rocks

Jonathan Ball


Jonathan Ball

Grassy Lake Bed

Jonathan Ball

Hazy sun over lake

Nicole Brown



Thistle flower 

Betsy Laflamme


Betsy Laflamme

Thistle with hummingbird moth

Ron Guerrucci


Betsy Laflamme


Water Scenes


Ron Guerrucci

Hooded Mergansers

Lois Main

Clouds over LakeDave Rathbun

Winter stream 

Dave Rathbun