2020 Photo Contest Entries and Winners

The 2020 contest was open to everyone who participated in one of our 2019 trips to Cornwall, the Luberon, Chianti, Alsace, the Périgord, the Cotswolds, or The European Christmas Experience.

We received 82 entries from 40 people. (Several people joined us for two trips in 2019 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 2020 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 our different destinations and 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.

Marguerite fron California, USA

Grand Prize Runners-Up

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

Freda, from North Carolina, USA

Jerry from Tennessee, USA

Keith from California, USA

Mindy from Massachusetts, USA

Special Recognition Awards

These 10 photographers were also recognized for their photos. They each won a $50 Amazon gift certificate or a $50 discount on a 2020 or 2021 trip.

Alan from California, USA

Cheryl from Illinois, USA

Dan from Maryland, USA

Jane from Illinois, USA

Joan from Massachusetts, USA

Linda from Illinois, USA

Maura from Montana, USA

Patti from Tennessee, USA

Peggy from Virginia, USA

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.

Becky from Tennessee, USA
Cathy from Virginia, USA
Cheryl from Alberta, Canada
Christine from California, USA
Cindy from Florida, USA
Colin from South Africa
Dale from Tennessee, USA
Ginger, from Wisconsin, USA
Heather from South Africa
Helene from Massachusetts, USA
Jess from Pennsylvania, USA
Jill from Illinois, USA
Linda from California, USA
Lisa from Queensland, Australia
Mary Lee from Maryland, USA
Michelle from Tennessee, USA
Mike from Maryland, USA
Pam from Maine, USA
Pauline from Manitoba, Canada
Ron from Alberta, Canada
Roy from Delaware, USA
Sandy from Tennessee, USA
Sheryl from West Virginia, USA
Stacy from Iowa, USA
Wendy from Maryland, USA

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!