December 3rd, 2018

Every year, visitors flock from neighboring states to come and view the gorgeous landscapes produced by the Fall season in New England. Whether it’s an afternoon of apple picking, hay rides around the pumpkin patch, or scenic drives through the countryside, Autumn in Rhode Island offers a special experience for everyone.

This year, our agents did a terrific job of encapsulating the season with each and every entry that was submitted to our 2018 Fall Photo Contest. Thank you to all of those who took time out of their busy daily schedules to participate. Without the submissions from our agents and the votes from all of our friends on Facebook, this contest would not be possible.

After enjoying the process of looking over all the wonderful photos that were entered into the contest, we were faced with the unenviable task of narrowing the field down to six finalists. From there, we turned things over to our loyal group of followers on Facebook to select their favorite photo and decide our winner.

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Fall Photo Contest is RPL Barrington Sales Associate, Eddie Rayden with his shot of Bullock’s Cove in Riverside. Eddie’s photo beautifully captured a bevy of swans swimming in the sparkling waters while surrounded by the glowing fall foliage. The photo received a total of 75 votes, finishing 20 votes ahead of the next closest competitor. This was Eddie’s first time entering the contest, and with the win, he will be rewarded with 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 – Bullock’s Cove – Riverside (75 Votes)

Eddie Rayden - Bike Path Bullock's Cove - Riverside


Second Place: Barbara Dacey – Pawtuxet Village Cove – Warwick/Cranston (55 Votes)

Barbara Dacey - Pawtuxet Village Cove - Pawtuxet Village


Third Place Tie: Rachael Dotson – Sunrise at Roger Williams Park – Providence  (29 Votes) 

Rachael Dotson - Roger Williams Park - Providence

Third Place Tie: Paula Work – Gilbert Stuart’s Birthplace – North Kingstown (29 Votes)

Paula Work - Gilbert Stuart’s Birthplace - North Kingstown

Fifth Place: Patrick Murray – Peace Dale Congregational Church – South Kingstown (14 Votes)

Patrick Murray - Fall Pumpkins - Peace Dale Congregational Church

Sixth Place: Garret Roberts – Fall Cottage – Foster (7 Votes)

Garret Roberts - Foster

February 22nd, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 RPL Winter Photo Contest, including all of those who entered submissions, casted votes, or shared the contest with their friends and family.

Living in Rhode Island, we are lucky to experience all four seasons, including wonderful winters when the landscape is blanketed by freshly fallen snow. The goal of our winter photo contest is to capture these images and highlight some of our state’s most iconic locations. Our agent’s responded to this challenge by delivering a diverse collection of contest submissions, which we ultimately narrowed down to our top six finalists.  We then turned to our friends on Facebook who contributed 250+ votes over the course of just one weekend to decide our winning photo.

After a close competition which saw three entries receive over 50 votes, I am proud to announce that the winning shot for the 2016 Winter Photo Contest is Beavertail Coastline by RPL Sales Associate Garret Roberts. Garret’s photo received a total of 80 votes, which was over 20 more than any other submission. Congratulations to Garret who will receive a free video and website package, while also having his photo displayed on the homepage slideshow of, recently ranked as one of the top 25 real estate websites in the country.

Below are the complete contest results for each of the five finalists.

Winning Photo: Beavertail Coastline – Garret Roberts

Garret Roberts - Beavertail - Jamestown_SMALL


Second Place: Watson Farm – Michelle Snoeren

Michelle Snoeren - Watson Farm - Jamestown_resized


Third Place: Sunset at The Boathouse – Rich Epstein

Rich Epstein - The Boat House - Tiverton_SMALL


Fourth Place: West Greenwich Barn – Pamela Hogan

Pamela Hogan - West Greenwich5_SMALL


Fifth Place: Bristol Yacht Club – Dawne Nordstrom

Dawne Nordstrom - Bristol Yacht Club_resized


Sixth Place: Sunrise at the Statehouse – Holly Applegate

Holly Applegate - Sunrise Over the Statehouse_resized