June 18th, 2019
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Spring is a time of renewal when the animals return, the flowers bloom, and the weather begins to warm. Here in Rhode Island, spring transforms our frozen landscapes of winter into lush parks, bursting flower gardens, and wonderful seaside areas filled with waterfront shops and restaurants. Taking part in our Spring Photo Contest, our agents did a terrific job capturing still frames of this special time of year in our very special state.

We’d like thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest, not only the Realtor’s who put the time and effort into submitting their entries, but also all of our friends on Facebook who took the opportunity to submit their votes. Without all of you, the contest would not have been possible.

And now for the results. After a strong Father’s Day weekend of voting, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2019 RPL Spring Photo Contest is RPL Cumberland Sales Associate, Kim Horvath with her shot of the Cliff Walk in Newport. Kim’s photo captured one of our state’s most popular walking trails on a picture perfect spring day. The photo received a total of 65 votes, compiling 24 more votes than the next closest competitor. This was Kim’s second RPL Spring Photo Contest victory, having previously won in 2017. Congratulations to Kim on her winning photo for which she will receive a free video and website package from the RPL Marketing & Technology Department.

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Kim Horvath – Cliff Walk – Newport (65 Votes)

Kim Horvath - The Cliff Walk - Newport

 

Second Place: Joyce Hughes – Castle Hill – Newport (41 Votes)

Joyce Hughes - Castle Hill - Newport 3
 


Third Place: Eddy Rayden – High School Graduation – Barrington (27 Votes) 

Eddy Rayden - High School Graduation - Barrington
 

Fourth Place: Holly Applegate – Westport River – Westport (20 Votes)

Holly Applegate - Westport River - Westport1
 

Fifth Place: Elizabeth Crippin – Kinney Azalea Garden – Kingston (17 Votes)

Elizabeth Crippin - Kinney Azalea Garden - Kingston2

March 6th, 2018
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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
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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