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Winners Announced in 22nd Annual Scenic Skylands Photo Contest

The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd Annual Skylands Photo Contest, which is on display in the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Hall Gallery until January 16, 2018.

Entries were received from photographers throughout the region. International award winning professional photographer Bob Beaver of High Bridge Village Studio awarded more than $2,100 in prize money.

Best of Show winner was Bob Baker of Hackettstown, whose photograph “The Village Store” of one of the historic buildings at Waterloo Village (pictured here) was entered in the Amateur category.

Winners in the Student category include: Madeline Call of Phillipsburg in First Place; Eric Paruta of Washington winning Second Place; Crystin Wojacki of Washington in Third Place.

Amateur category winners include: Lauren Mersch of Hackettstown, First Place; Linda Aller from Washington took the Third Place Ribbon; and Jeff and Melissa Deibel from Oxford took Second and Fourth Places respectively.

Professional Category winners include: First Place for Kathleen Rupff of Blairstown; Second Place for Carol Southerland from Belvidere; Clair Jones won Third Place and Barbara Ann Giovanucci won Fourth Place; both Jones and Giovanucci are from Washington. Other contestants include Tracy Antz, Pam Dulaff, and Matt Fila.

The 22nd Annual Scenic Skylands Photo exhibit will be displayed until Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Hall Gallery, on Route 519 South in White Township, located just south of Belvidere. The gallery is open to the public during regular weekday business hours and is an ADA accessible location.

The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission presents this show with support from the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For further information please call (908) 453-4381 or visit our website at:, and individuals who prefer may call the relay service at 711.