2022 Photo Contest Entries and Winners

The 2022 contest was open to everyone who participated in one of our four 2021 trips to the Luberon and Puglia.

We received 35 entries from 16 people. (Two people joined us for two trips in 2021 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 2022 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 seven 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. European Experiences team member 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.

Michell from Louisiana, USA

Grand Prize Runner-Up

Our Runner-Up receives a $250 discount on a future European Experiences trip.

Erik, from Montana, USA

Special Recognition Awards

These five photographers were also recognized for their photos. They each won a $50 Amazon gift certificate or a $50 discount on a 2022 or 2023 trip.

Charlie from Louisiania, USA

Doug from Washington, USA

Helen from Illinois, USA

Patti from Tennessee, 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.

Beth from Texas, USA

Herb from California, USA

Jean Kay from Louisiana, USA

Jerry from Colorado, USA

Jo Ann from Louisiana, USA

Joan from Massachusetts, USA

John from Tennessee, USA

Kathie from Tennessee, USA

Marguerite from California, 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!