"End of a Perfect Day," winning photo by Valerie Parson of St. John
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the winners of the Summer Fun Along the South Shore photo contest. The winner, Valerie Parson of St. John, received a $500 Visa gift card.
"Frolic Merriment," by Taytum Bultema of Crown Point, taken at Mowry’s Fruit Farm.
"All-American Boy," photo by Dana Garvin of Indianapolis. Garvin was at a Fourth of July gathering in Highland when she snapped her winning photograph.
Two runners-up, Taytum Bultema of Crown Point and Dana Garvin of Indianapolis, were also selected and each received $100 toward custom framing at Lake Street Gallery, located in the Miller Beach section of Gary.
Photographs submitted to the contest have the opportunity of being featured on the South Shore CVA’s website or in other promotional materials. Last year’s winning photograph, submitted by Scott Keithley of Valdosta, Georgia, is featured on the cover of the 2013-2014 visitors’ map. The contest, which ran through the summer, asked for candid photographs of people enjoying summer activities such as the beach, festivals, parks or the water park. Photographs were judged by Sandra Mendez, a photography instructor in the Chicago region. [Photos courtesy South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority]