The Edmonds Arts Commission and Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation have announced the winners of the Essentially Edmonds Photo Contest. Tom Newitt of Edmonds won first place, Marc Weinberg of Shoreline was awarded second place, and two honorable mention awards went to Lynne Hann of Anacortes and Peter Olsen of Edmonds.
The awards were presented at a reception on Oct. 20 during the Third Thursday Art Walk.
Amateur and professional photographers were invited to enter their images that capture the “essence” of Edmonds — the places and people that make Edmonds a special community to live in and visit. Thirty two individuals entered 75 photos.
The “Essentially Edmonds” photo competition was organized by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission and awards were sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. The first-place photo will be displayed in City Hall. All entries are eligible for use on the City’s new website and a link to a slideshow of the entries will be available in mid-November.