2015 Photo Contest and Entries

2015 Photo Contest Entries & Winners

The 2015 contest was open to everyone who participated in one of our 2014 trips to the Luberon, Chianti, the Périgord, and the Cotswolds.

This was the biggest year yet for our annual photo contest. We received 82 entries from 44 people. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

The photos share many different aspects of our trips: scenery, food, the camaraderie with fellow travelers, interactions local people, and so much more. Most importantly, each photo represents a special memory for the photographer from their Experience week. We hope you’ll also read the text that each person provided about their photos.

This slide show includes all the photos entered in this year’s 2014 contest, sorted randomly.

Instructions for viewing the slide show: Click on the little arrow underneath the photo on the right to start the timed slide show or just click on the big photo when you’re ready to advance to the next photo. You can hover over “Notes” underneath each photo to see the text the person provided about their photo.

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

The winners were determined by four judges who worked independently. Our judges are all experienced European travelers who love taking photos on their trips. They were only provided with the photo, the location, and the caption… no information about the photographer. Although each person could enter up to two photos per trip, they were only able to win one prize.

And the Winners are…

Grand Prize for Best Photograph

The prize is a $500 discount on a future European Experiences trip.

Gloria from Tennessee, USA

Grand Prize Runners-Up

Our two runners-up will receive a $250 discount on a future European Experiences trip.

Steve from Georgia, USA

Bob from Ohio, USA

Special Recognition Awards

These 13 photographers will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Ann from Louisiana, USA
Bill from Ontario, Canada
Dale from Tennessee, USA
Dan from Maryland, USA
David from North Carolina, USA
Lou from Tennessee, USA
Malcolm from New South Wales, Australia
Marguerite from Ohio, USA
Patti from Tennessee, USA
Ross from Tennessee, USA
Sharon from North Carolina, USA
Steve from California, USA
Tom from Texas, USA
Wendy from Maryland, USA

Participation Prizes

Everyone else who participated in the contest will receive a special prize (a colorful towel from Provence) to thank them for sharing their memories and being part of our contest.

Cheryl from Alberta, Canada
Andree from Ontario, Canada
Basil from Victoria, Australia
Bev from Tennessee, USA
Bob from Oklahoma, USA
Bonnie from Georgia, USA
Carol from New Mexico, USA
Cathy from Iowa, USA
Claire from Texas, USA
Dick from Ohio, USA
Ellen from Tennessee, USA
Gary from Massachusetts, USA
Helene from Massachusetts, USA
Joelyn from New Mexico, USA
John from Hawaii, USA
John from Tennessee, USA
Julie from New South Wales, Australia, USA
Karen from Hawaii, USA
Linda from California, USA
Lindsay from California, USA
Margaret from Louisiana, USA
Margaret from California, USA
Pam from Illinois, USA
Penny from Victoria, Australia
Sandy from Tennessee, USA
Sarah from Missouri, USA
Sharon from Georgia, USA
Tom from Louisiana, USA
Wanda from Ohio, USA

We’ll feature these photos on our websites, in our newsletters, and on our Facebook page this coming year and in the future. Thanks to everyone for sharing their special photos with us!