2019 Photo Contest Entries and Winners

The 2019 contest was open to everyone who participated in one of our 2018 trips to Cornwall, the Luberon, Chianti, Alsace, the Cotswolds, or  The European Christmas Experience.

We received 81 entries from 40 people. (Several people joined us for two trips in 2018 and were able to submit photos from each trip.) Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

This slide show includes all the photos entered in our 2019 contest, along with the description provided by the traveler. Each person could submit up to two photos, but only one could be selected as a winning photo. The 15 winning photos are included first, and then the other photos follow, organized randomly.

Instructions for viewing the slide show: You can move through the slide show manually, using the arrows on the left and right of each photo. The caption will appear after a brief delay. You can also “hover” over a slide to pause the show.

We (Kathy and Charley) judged the contest together. Our daughter Kelly Wood managed the contest, which allowed us to judge “blind.” We didn’t know who entered or who submitted each photo until after we made our decisions. We considered the photo along with its description, selecting a final portfolio of winners that we felt represent the many different aspects of the European Experiences trips.

And the Winners are…

Grand Prize for Best Photograph

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

Patti from Tennessee, USA

Grand Prize Runners-Up

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

Dale from Tennessee, USA

Eric from Oregon, USA

Helena from Massachusetts, USA

Special Recognition Awards

These 11 photographers were also recognized for their photos. They each won a $50 Amazon gift certificate or a $50 discount on a 2019 or 2020 trip.

Andrea from Washington USA
Carol from Georgia, USA
Cindy from Florida, USA
Fred from Missouri, USA
Kathy from Georgia, USA
Lorn from Oregon, USA
Meghan from Pennsylvania, USA
Melissa from California, USA
Pam from Maine, USA
Pauline from Manitoba, Canada
Sarah from Missouri, USA

Participation Prizes

Everyone else who participated in the contest will receive a special gift from us to thank them for sharing their memories and being part of our contest.

Anita from Queensland, Australia
Becky from Vermont, USA
Bonnie from Georgia, USA
Bruce from New York, USA
Carol-Anne from British Columbia, Canada
Cathy from Virginia, USA
Diane from New York, USA
Effie from South Australia, Australia
Janan from California, USA
John from Tennessee, USA
Kim from Florida, USA
Linda from California, USA
Lisa from Minnesota, USA
Margie from Massachusetts, USA
Nancy from Washington, USA
Nancy from New York, USA
Rebecca from Michigan, USA
Bob from Oklahoma, USA
Sally from Washington, USA
Sandy from Tennessee, USA
Sean from California, USA
Sonia from Virginia, USA
Sue from Massachusetts, USA
Susan from Washington, USA
Tim from Queensland, Australia

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