September 9th, 2019
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As the final days of summer tick away, it makes me truly appreciate the amazing job our agents did capturing the season within all the beautiful images submitted to our photo contest this year. From the beach, to the city, and everywhere in between, I was able to get a glimpse at what summertime in Rhode Island means to each of the Realtors® who participated in this contest.

As always, I’d like thank everyone who took the time and effort into submitting an entry, as well as all of our clients and friends on Facebook who helped us with the difficult task of selecting a winner by casting their votes. Your participation is what makes this contest possible and is the main reason for its success over the past 10 years.

As for the results, we entered the weekend with two finalists battling for the top spot, coming down the final stretch neck-and-neck. Despite a third challenger making a late charge, one photo pulled away to emerge as the clear winner. I am proud to announce RPL Providence Sales Associate Ashley Baccari as our 2019 Summer Photo Contest champion with her gorgeous shot of the Creative Capital’s new pedestrian bridge. Ashley’s photo transports us into the shoes of someone leaning on the railing of the newly constructed bridge while enjoying the view of the iconic Providence skyline as the summer sun begins to set on another day. This stunning shot received a total of 97 votes, which was 42 more votes than the next closest competitor. Congratulations to Ashley on her winning photo. We are proud to present her with the first place prize of a free video and website package from the RPL Marketing & Technology Department.

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Ashley Baccari – Pedestrian Bridge – Providence (97 Votes)

Ashley Baccari - Pedestrian Bridge at Sunset - Providence

 

Second Place: Anna Clancy – Summer Sunset – Barrington (55 Votes)

Anna Clancy - Barrington River


Third Place: Patrick Murray – Pier Lifeguards – Narragansett (51 Votes) 

Patrick Murray - Pier Life Guards - Narragansett
 

Fourth Place (Tie): Eddie Rayden – Catch of the Day – Lobstahs (24 Votes)

Eddie Rayden - Lobstah
 

Fourth Place (Tie): Ed Hardie – Gondola – Providence (24 Votes)

Ed Hardie - Gondola - Providence

March 19th, 2019
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Rhode Island winters are not for the faint at heart. But for those who can brave the cold, a fresh sheet of snow can transform our surroundings into a sparkling wonderland.

Luckily, our agents never shy away from a challenge, enduring the elements each year to capture a strong collection of submissions for our Winter Photo Contest. We’d like thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest, including all of the agents who ventured out into the snow to snap the perfect photo, as well as all of our friends on Facebook who took the time to submit their votes.

It’s a joy to review all of the photo entries as they flood in throughout the season, but, inevitably, we’re faced with the tough task of narrowing the field down to a few select finalists. This year we chose a strong group of five finalists before asking our loyal group of followers on Facebook to decide our winner by “Liking” their favorite photo.

After tallying the votes, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2019 RPL Winter Photo Contest is RPL Barrington Sales Associate, Eddie Rayden with his shot of Muscachuck Beach in Barrington. Eddie’s photo featured a young person playing pond hockey on the frozen waters of Muscachuck Beach, lined by tall grass and set against the backdrop of a colorful sunset. The photo received a total of 55 votes, edging out the competition by just 10 Likes. This was Eddie’s second consecutive RPL Photo Contest victory, earning him a free property video and website package compliments of the RPL Marketing Department. Congratulations Eddie!

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Eddie Rayden – Muscachuck Beach – Barrington (55 Votes)

Eddie Rayden - Muscachuck Beach - Barrington

 

Second Place: Rebecca Mayer – Turner Reservoir Swans – East Providence (45 Votes)

Rebecca Mayer - Turner Reservoir Swans - East Providence5
 

Third Place: Kim Horvath – India Point Sunset – Providence (30 Votes) 

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Fourth Place: Judy Croyle – Snow Bench – Pawtuxet Cove (24 Votes)

Judy Croyle - Snow Bench - Pawtuxet Cove3
 

Fifth Place: Sabine Schaefers – Prospect Terrace Park – East Side of Providence (22 Votes)

Sabine Schaefers - Prospect Terrace Park - East Side of Providence

June 19th, 2018
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This year, the spring season got off to an unusually late start. However, the shortened season didn’t prevent our agents from capturing a wide array of beautiful submissions for our photo contest. I’d like to thank all of those agents who took the time out of their schedules, especially during such a busy spring market, to visit some of their favorite Rhode Island locations and capture a shot for our photo contest. I would also like to thank all of our wonderful friends on Facebook who submitted their votes and helped us with the tough task of selecting a winner.

Overall, your participation and engagement helped us reach nearly 5,500 people on Facebook and resulted in over 500 votes. The voting got off to a slow start, but finished with a flurry of activity until one finalist finally pulled away from the pack.

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Spring Photo Contest is RPL Providence Sales Associate, Barbara Dacey with her photo of the “Boots on the Ground” memorial at Roger Williams Park during Memorial Day Weekend. Barbara’s photo respectfully captured the approximately 7,000 boots adorned with American flags and name placards to honor the brave men and women who were killed in action post 9/11 in the War on Terror. The photo received a total of 188 votes, as well as 25 comments, many remarking on the bittersweet, yet beautiful nature of the image.  Congratulations to Barbara on her winning photo. We’re pleased to award you with the grand prize of a free property video and website package.

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Barbara Dacey – Memorial Day at Roger Williams Park – Cranston (188 Votes)

 

Second Place: Stacy Rastelli – Budding Johnson’s Pond – Coventry (136 Votes)

 

Third Place: Anna Clancy – Wicked Tulip Farm – Johnston (118 Votes) 

 

Fourth Place: Kim Horvath – Spring Sunset – Providence (23 Votes)

 

Fifth Place: Rachael Dotson – Blooming Tree Peony – East Side of Providence (19 Votes)


Sixth Place: Claudia Maiorana – Mount Hope Bridge – from Bristol, RI (18 Votes)