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

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

February 22nd, 2016
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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 ResidentialProperties.com, 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

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Second Place: Watson Farm – Michelle Snoeren

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Third Place: Sunset at The Boathouse – Rich Epstein

Rich Epstein - The Boat House - Tiverton_SMALL

 

Fourth Place: West Greenwich Barn – Pamela Hogan

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Fifth Place: Bristol Yacht Club – Dawne Nordstrom

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Sixth Place: Sunrise at the Statehouse – Holly Applegate

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