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Exhibits: Photo Contest Winners


About The Photo Contest

The Greenburgh Library Guild Photo Contest

Special thanks go to the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Family for their vision and commitment to celebrating amateur photography and photographers in Westchester County and for making the contest possible.

The Greenburgh Library Guild is proud to host the 11th annual Westchester County Amateur Photo Contest. Photographs accepted into the competition will be on exhibit in the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Family Gallery at the Greenburgh Public Library from May 2, 2020 through June 14, 2020.  Prizes will be awarded at a reception at the Library on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Photographs must be submitted digitally between March 16 –  March 31, 2020, and should be sent as jpeg attachments to:  Submissions must be made in  accordance with the contest rules as certain restrictions do apply.

Rules of the Contest



Current Winners

Previous Winners

Photo Contest 2017

Photo Contest 2016

Adult Category
1st Place - Susan Blatt - Old Woman Warming Hands
2nd Place - Paul Gherson - Dust Storm on the Beach
3rd Place - Robert Blumenthal - Building our Home

Honorable Mention
Damion Patrignelli - Desolation
Ron Whitehead - Art of Healing

Student Category
1st Place - Kevin Williamson - Faith
2nd Place - John Cabrera - Drawing with Light
3rd Place - Michelle Zaruma - Good vs Evil

Honorable Mention
David Barry - Forward Tracks
Hailey Ivey - Untitled

Photo Contest 2015

Adult Category
1st Place – Jeffrey Friedkin – Family Passage
2nd Place – Richard Getler – Interiors
3rd Place – Dennis Thornton – Frozen Falls

Honorable Mention
Deborah Lea Cohen - Plimouth Colony Cook
Robert Piro - Runner
Lou Salvagno – Circle of Life

Student Category
1st Place – Kody Berger – Torn Self-Portrait
2nd Place – David Arias – The Streets of Italy
3rd Place – Kevin Williamson - Tranquility

Honorable Mention
Reilee Gunsher – Awaiting Dinner
Killian Nelson - Untitled

Photo Contest 2014

Adult Category
First Place - Jane Cohen - Walk
Second Place - Linda Austrian - Front Row Seats
Third Place - Lewis Bogaty - The Early Worm Gets the Neatly Folded Worm

Honorable Mentions - Adult Category
Joyce Blumenthal - Untitled
Harry Jacob Quiroga - Fall Day in PA

Student Category
First Place - Kayla Lees - Self-Portrait
Second Place - Denise Delgado - Dance
Third Place - Julianna Simon-Fox - Undisguised

Student Honorable Mention - Elena Kuhn - Femme Fatale

Photo Contest 2013

Adult Category
First Place - Jaime Martorano for Simpler Times
Second Place - Robert Blumenthal for Territorial Dispute
Third Place - Robert Piro for Rush Hour

Honorable Mentions - Adult Category
Linda Austrian - Web Master
Sylvia Louie - Connection
Karen Macias - Winter

Student Category
First Place - Kara Milstein - Untitled
Second Place - Austin Raichelson - Untitled
Third Place - Kayla Lees - Untitled

Student Honorable Mention - Matthew Forman for Winter in the Fall