Dec 8, 2017
The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office is pleased to announce the three “I Love Wyoming County” photography contest winners. After receiving 24 entries and over 124 individual photos from photographers of all skill levels, we are pleased to announce the top winners are:
First Place: Christy Hibsch of Warsaw, with a photo of a sunrise over Great Bend at Letchworth State Park, she will receive a $100 Wyoming County Visa gift card; and
Second Place: Amber Williams of Arcade was selected for her photo of the Arcade and Attica steam engine in action, she will receive a $75 Wyoming County Visa gift card; and
Third Place: Sarah Marsh of Bliss, with a unique photo of the Lower Falls at Letchworth State Park, she will receive a $50 Wyoming County Visa gift card; and
Honorable mention was JoAnne Pionessa of Warsaw who submitted a picture of a grouping of dairy cows with one popping its head up.
“Congratulations to the three top award winners and the honorable mention photo, and thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the contest,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “This contest was a fun and interesting way to see how others view the place they live and what inspires them. We were fortunate to review all the photos and see some really excellent perspectives of Wyoming County.”
“We are very pleased that two of the photos, those of first and third place will be featured in the 2018 Wyoming County Visitor Guide,” said Director of Tourism and Marketing Eric Szucs. “We received so many great photos, it was hard to choose. We were not surprised that we received so many photos featuring Letchworth State Park and landscapes within the county. We truly live in beautiful area which was captured so well by the photographers.”
The Chamber began receiving photos almost immediately when the contest opened back in October and received images from both amateur and professional photographers. Following the submission deadline, personnel located within the Wyoming County Ag & Business Center were invited to review the submissions, which were posted and numbered anonymously on the wall in the main hallway, and write down their selections. The winning photos received the most votes overall by the unofficial judges.
Submitted pictures may be used in upcoming promotional and marketing materials that are distributed to hundreds-of-thousands of tourists worldwide who want to see the beauty of Wyoming County.
The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. The Chamber & Tourism’s mission is to serve the members and community; promote and grow the area’s economic and tourism assets; and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County.
For more information, or to become a member of the Chamber of Commerce, please call 585-786-0307 or visit the website at wycochamber.org or gowyomingcountyny.com.
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