This Place Matters Photo Contest 2018

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Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to our This Place Matters photo contest. Here are the winning photos:

Chris Davies, Binney Park Tunnel

Jay Wilson, Second Congregational Church

Mike Stempian, Calf and Shell Island

Here are links to the photo galleries showing al the photos submitted:

Gallery with high resolution photo submissions

Gallery with lower resolution photo submissions

These are the winners in the lower resolution category:

Antonio Altamirano, Tod’s Point Aerial

Jane Cumming, September 11 Memorial

Holly Poney, Boat in the Fog


1st Place Tod's Point, Old Greenwich - Submitted by Joseph Weed
1st Place Winner
This Place Matters 2017
Tod’s Point by Joseph Weed

People of all ages were invited to participate in the This Place Matters Photo Contest. The top three photos will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of This Place Matters, and displayed at the Greenwich Historical Society when its new reimagined campus opens this fall.


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Photo Contest Rules 

Photos must be of Greenwich, CT and include a caption that identifies the location. Caption must also explain why the place in the photo matters to the person who submitted it and/or to the person/people in the photo. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. By submitting a photo you acknowledge that the Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Magazine have rights use it in social media, public relations, and other uses in perpetuity; and that Greenwich Magazine may publish it. To be published in Greenwich Magazine the image must be at least 300 dpi.This Place Matters logo

Last day for submitting photos: July 6, 2018 at 5pm. Contest entries will be judged by a panel of independent judges who will pick three winners. Winners will be announced at the Greenwich Founder’s Day event at the Ferris-Feake House on July 18, 2018 at 10am.

The first 50 individuals to submit photos for the This Place Matters competition will receive priority registration for the July 18 Founder’s Day reception through June 25.

How to Participate 

 Snap a photo of a place in Greenwich that matters to you — be in the photo if you want or pose your friends, family, and/or pets!

Include your first and last name, the photo’s location, and identify the people in the photo. Write a sentence or more about why the place is special to you.

We invite all residents − children, students, adults and seniors − to participate in this modern documentary project by taking a photograph of a cherished place or structure in their community and sharing their story, however brief or long, about why it is important to preserve.

How to Submit a Photo 

Email the photo to Communications Director Stasha Healy at

and/or you can post on social media:

Use hashtag  #thisplacemattersgreenwich and tag us when you post on:  Instagram: @greenwichhistory   Twitter: GrnHistCT and/or    Facebook: @GreenwichHistoricalSociety  Don’t forget to follow us!

Click to see last year’s winners

About Greenwich Preservation Month


The Town of Greenwich has designated May Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters! for the second consecutive year. The promotion and companion photo contest was kicked off at the Historical Society’s Landmarks Recognition reception on April 29 when Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei presented the official proclamation.

“I am pleased to present a proclamation from the Town of Greenwich that declares May as Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters!,” said Peter J. Tesei. “Our rich architectural heritage and vast array of community amenities make Greenwich a remarkable place to live and work. It is important that we celebrate what makes Greenwich unique and worth preserving for future generations.”

This Place Matters! is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.

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