Here are the top three winners and seven honorable mentions – and the magazine’s cover photo is an entry from Katie Hutchison of Salem. Our top ten features the work of nine photographers, as our first-place winner, Nicole Carman, also captured an honorable mention. Two photographers have received past nods: Gary Riedel came in third last year, and Ethan Stead came in first in 2010.
Thanks to everyone who shared their photographs of Martha’s Vineyard (see all of them below, along with comments that accompanied the entries), and keep your cameras at the ready for this year’s contest.
Our panel of ten judges includes magazine photographers Elizabeth Cecil and Wayne Smith; Donald McKillop of Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery in Oak Bluffs; Kate Feiffer, a former photo editor and now children’s book author and contributing writer for the magazine; Ivy Ashe, a photographer and writer for the Vineyard Gazette; Jane McTeigue, graphic designer for the Vineyard Gazette; Jane Seagrave, publisher of the magazine and Vineyard Gazette; and magazine staffers Morgan Taylor Lucero, Nicki Miller, and Alley Moore. Our judges offer some comments on their favorites, along with notes from the photographers.