Windsor Icons Photo Contest now accepting submissions

By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Wed., Apr. 10, 2013
Windsor Icons photography contest
The Second Meeting House on Poquonock Avenue is a Windsor icon. The Windsor Historical Society is accepting photo entries for its Windsor Icons photography contest on its Facebook page. Photos by Jennifer Coe.

Windsor is full of iconic buildings, landscapes, memorials and historical homes. To help capture images of exactly what you think makes the town so special, the Windsor Historical Society is seeking your photographs as part of its Windsor Icons Photo Contest.

Christina Vida, the education curator at the Windsor Historical Society, said that contests similar to this one have been an annual occurrence for about five years. “We have in the past had this contest happen in late winter. But we held it in early spring this year, so that people could really capture the beauty of Windsor,” she said.

Photos submitted so far include the fountain on the green, bridges and tobacco barns, flag-draped gravestones, and even a striking rainbow over the river. Images of local people, places and objects are all welcome. “That’s the beauty of the contest,” said Vida. “It’s really up to the photographer.”

The Historical Society employs this contest to draw attention to the uniqueness of Windsor. “We’re hoping for people, places, tobacco fields - really just something the photographer feels captures the heart and soul of Windsor,” said Vida.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Photographers do not need to be Windsor residents in order to enter. To enter, e-mail a jpeg file with a title and brief caption to Christina Vida at

To vote, go to the Windsor Historical Society’s Facebook page and "like" an image in the contest. Voting will continue until Thursday, May 30, at 9 p.m. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 31. The first-prize winner with the most votes will receive $100. Second prize will receive $75, and third prize will receive $50. The first-place winner will also have their image archived and sold as a postcard in the Historical Society's gift shop.

“We want to give people an opportunity to take a moment, a breath, and see things through a new life,” Vida said. “We don’t take a moment to see how beautiful Windsor can be, how many layers of history we have here.”

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