Congratulations to the Winners of the 1st Annual OSWA Photo Contest

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) in partnership with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual OSWA Photo Contest. A huge thank you to our judges for their time to look at each photo! We would also like thank the many people who submitted a photo for consideration. It was a tough decision due to the wonderful photo submissions we received.

About the contest:  CLCC and DEEP sponsored the first annual amateur digital photo contest featuring properties protected under DEEP’s Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA).  The contest is intended to provide a venue for amateur photographers of all ages to display their work and celebrate the success of the OSWA program. DEEP and CLCC will share the OSWA property photos in their respective publications and communications.  More information is HERE.

Category 1 (Landscapes, Waterscapes, Wildlands)


First Place - Robert Pagini, Autumnal Mountain Sunrise

This photo was taken from the Lot 28 Leiner Property located on South Mt. in Berlin.

Second Place - David Heg, Lower Falls at Mukluk

This photo was taken on the Mukluk Property in Sprague.



Category 2 (People/Wildlife)


First Place - Vikkie Reski, Hawk Hill Farm

This photo was taken on Hawk Hill Farm in Bloomfield.

Second Place - Dale Bertoldi, Greens Farm at Lisa Lane

This photo was taken at Lisa Lane in Bloomfield.