March 6th, 2018

The 2018 RPL Winter Photo Contest results are in! As always, I’d like to start by thanking everyone who made this contest such a success, including each of you who entered submissions and all of our wonderful friends on Facebook who took the time to submit their votes.

Due to your engagement and participation, this was our most successful contest in the 10+ year history of the competition. The contest post reach nearly 7,000 people on Facebook and received a grand total of 651 votes.

Typically, the winner of the contest is the photo that comes closest to, or eclipses 100 votes. However, this season we had three photos receive over 145 votes each! With that said, one photo was eventually able to separate from the pack and capture the crown.

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Winter Photo Contest is RPL East Greenwich Sales Associate, Stacy Rastelli with her photo of the Coventry Reservoir. Stacy’s photo beautifully captured a trail of snowy footprints crossing over the bridge and disappearing into the distant setting sun on the horizon. Her photo became the contest’s first entry to ever break the 200 vote barrier, receiving a total of 208 votes.

See the full contest results below.


Winning Photo: Coventry Reservoir – Stacy Rastelli (208 Votes)

Stacy Rastelli - Coventry Reservoir - Western Coventry3


Second Place: Christmas Eve Morning on Narragansett Bay – Barbara Dacey (150 Votes)

Barbara Dacey - Christmas Eve morning - Narragansett Bay


Third Place: Smoke on the Water – Jamestown – Susan Baccari (148 Votes) 

Susan Baccari - Jamestown sunrise - Jamestown


Fourth Place: Winter Wonderland – Cumberland – Cheryl Davis (65 Votes)

Cheryl Davis - Snow Covered Trees - Cumberland copy


Fifth Place: Prospect Terrace Park on College Hill – Sabine Schaefers (52 Votes)

Sabine Schaefers - Prospect Park on College Hill - East Side2 copy

Sixth Place: Snow Covered Bridge – Goddard Park – Therese Vezeridis (31 Votes)

Therese Vezeridis - Goddard Park Snow - East Greenwich2 copy

December 5th, 2017

Following several days of voting, I am pleased to announce the final results of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before doing so, I would like to thank everyone who made the contest possible, including all of our agents who entered submissions, our wonderful group of finalists, and everyone who took the time to submit their vote and help us with the difficult task of deciding a winner. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our fall contest. We never could’ve have reached this milestone without the help and participation of each of you.

After receiving a large collection of submissions featuring prominent locations throughout Rhode Island, we managed to narrow the contest down to a group of six finalists. Although the finalists each had their own notable qualities, one particular photo separated itself from the rest of the pack, receiving over twice as many votes as any other.  I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest is “Moffett Mill (circa 1812)” taken by RPL Sales Associate Paula Work. As a recent addition to our Narragansett Office, this was Paula’s first time ever competing in an RPL Photo Contest. She entered several submissions, but her winning photo was quintessential New England, combining the rich history of the region with the essence of the season. As our contest champion, Paula will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Paula!

See the full contest results below.


Winning Photo: Moffett Mill (circa 1812) – Paula Work (93 Votes)

Paula Work - Classic Colonial - Lincoln3


Second Place: Bowdish Lake – Sara Heathcote (51 Votes)

Sara Heathcote - Bowdish Lake - Glocester


Third Place: Roger Williams Park – Rich Epstein (44 Votes) 

Rich Epstein - Roger Williams Park - Cranston


Fourth Place: Fall Sunset – Ramiro Encizo (18 Votes)

Ramiro Encizo - Fall Sunset - Cumberland


Fifth Place: Tree Swing – Kim Horvath (17 Votes)

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Sixth Place: Slater Mill – Claudia Maiorana (16 Votes)

Claudia Maiorana - Slater Mill - Pawtucket3

June 12th, 2017

The Spring season is always something to look forward to for Rhode Islanders. The last bits of snow finally melt away, the flowers start to bloom, the boats come out of storage, and the PawSox return to McCoy. This year, low temperatures and wet weather put a slight damper on things, but that didn’t stop our agents from capturing some terrific shots for the 2017 RPL Spring Photo Contest.

As always, I would like to thank everyone who made this contest such a success, including all the agents who entered submissions and all of our friends on Facebook who took the time to cast their votes. This year’s Spring Photo Contest was viewed by nearly 6,200 people on Facebook, receiving a total of 327 “Likes.”

The contest was highlighted by a dramatic comeback. Despite falling behind by nearly 20 votes during the early going, our eventual winner stormed back over the weekend to finish with almost 20 more votes than the next closest competitor. As the only entry to receive over 100 votes, I am proud to announce “WaterFire Sunset” taken by Cumberland Sales Associate, Kimberly Horvath as the winner of the 2017 RPL Spring Photo Contest. Kimberly’s photo captured a beautiful sunset reflecting on the water of the Providence River, while showcasing a group of playful ducks in the foreground, as well as the recognizable Providence skyline beyond the river. Also the winner of this year’s RPL Winter Photo Contest, this marks Kimberly’s second consecutive contest win. Congratulations to Kimberly Horvath, who will receive a free property video and website for her winning photo.

See the full contest results below.


Winning Photo: WaterFire Sunset – Kimberly Horvath (104 Votes)

Kimberly Horvath - Waterfire - Downtown Providence


Second Place: Warren River Double Rainbow – Joyce Hughes (85 Votes)

Joyce Hughes - Warren River Double Rainbow


Third Place (Tie): Sakonnet Gardens – Ed Hardie (31 Votes) 

Ed Hardie - Sakonnet Gardens - Little Compton2 copy


Third Place (Tie): James Turner Reservoir – Rebecca Rubin (31 Votes)

Rebecca Rubin - James Turner Reservoir - Rumford1


Fifth Place: Exeter Country Club – Janice Geddes (26 Votes)

Janice Geddes - Exeter Country Club - Exeter6