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Manalapan Photo Contest Winners

June 27, 2018

The Township of Manalapan and the Manalapan Arts Council are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Photo Contest entitled “These are Among My Most Favorite Things”.  There were fifty (50) entries that covered a broad range of topics and subjects. The photos were judged by a panel of Township residents drawn from the Manalapan Arts Council Photo Contest committee as well as a “Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Forgie Memorial Peoples Choice” judging at the Manalapan Day event on June 9, 2018.


The winning entries were as follows:


Ages 17 and under                Kristen Rass                    “Ride Reflection”

Adult                                        Valerie LaBarbera           “Everything the Light Touches is Yours”

Peoples Choice                    Barbara Zagha                  “Color for a Cause”


Honorable Mentions were as follows:


Ages 17 and under                Shannon Miller                  “Secret Garden”

Adult                                        Shirali Vyas                        “Reflection”


The winners, honorable mentions and all contest participants will be recognized at the July 11, 2018 Township Committee meeting.  The winners will receive a $100.00 cash award and the honorable mentions will receive a $50.00 cash award from the Arts Council.


Mayor Jack McNaboe offered the following comments, “The photos that were submitted were great. I had the privilege of seeing the photos following the first judging and was amazed at the range of subjects and artistry in many of the pictures. Our resident photographers have year-in-and-year-out submitted some really beautiful photos. I want to thank the Arts Council for again sponsoring the contest and especially our judges Linda Steele, Teresa Erlitz and Deputy Mayor Susan Cohen.  I would also like to thank Dave Richardson and his Health Department staff for all their hard work in putting the contest together.  Our Peoples Choice Award was named after Betty Forgie a MAC member and Photo Contest judge who passed away in 2017. Finally, I want to thank all of the participants and I and my fellow Township Committee members look forward to next year’s competition.”


The photos will be on display in Town Hall during the month of July and August and will also be available for viewing on the Township website -   For more information please contact the Health Department at 732-446-8345.

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