2014 Photo Contest Entries & Winners

The judges have cast their votes and the results are in! The 2014 contest was open to everyone who participated in one of our 2013 trips to the Luberon (Provence, France), the Périgord (Dordogne, France), and the Cotswolds (England). We received 53 entries from 27 people. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

The photos share many different aspects of one of our 2013 trips: scenery, food, fellow travelers, local people, even animals. Each photo represents a special memory for the photographer from their Experience week.

This slide show includes all the photos entered in the contest. (Click on the little arrow underneath the photo on the right to start the slide show. You can also hover over “Notes” to see the story each person provided about their photo.)

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The winners were determined by our four judges, all experienced European travelers who love taking photos on their trips. The judges were only provided with the photo 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.

Mary Katherine from Georgia, USA

First Runner-Up

The prize is a $250 discount on a future European Experiences trip.

Donna from Tennessee, USA

Other Winning Photographs

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

Ann from Louisiana, USA
Bob from Oklahoma, USA
Carol from Georgia, USA
Cindy from Florida, USA
Effie from South Australia, Australia
Emily from New York, USA
John from Victoria, Australia
Lisa from Queensland, Australia
Marlene from Iowa, USA
Ron from Alberta, Canada

Participation Prizes

Everyone else who participated in the contest will receive a special prize: a set of notecards featuring scenes from Provence, Tuscany and England by artist Eleanor Cox. We met Ellie in Tuscany a few years ago, and two of her paintings are featured on the covers of Charley’s books A Villa in Tuscany and A Cottage in the Cotswolds.

Cheryl from Alberta, Canada
Dawn from New South Wales, Australia
Don from Tennessee, USA
Fran from South Carolina, USA
Gary from Tennessee, USA
Ginger from Wisconsin, USA
Gloria from Tennessee, USA
Ivan from New South Wales, Australia
Jean from Victoria, Australia
Joan from Georgia, USA
JoAnne from Tennessee, USA
Mandy from Victoria, Australia
Mark and Linda from Colorado, USA
Ross from Tennessee, USA
Valerie from Montana, 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 these special memories!