Hans Fischer’s “The Pasture” has claimed the top prize in Northumberland’s Buy Local photo contest.
Locals know best when it comes to enjoying the ‘hidden jewels’ of Northumberland,” contest organizers state in a media release.
Whether taking in the rolling hills and attractions of Northumberland via driving, cycling or walking tours, for Hans Fischer, the view is definitely something to brag about.
“When I’m thinking of activities to do with my friends, my first thought is usually focused on all of the outdoor adventures and experiences to enjoy around here,” stated Fischer. “The rolling hills, the winding roads, the colours—these were the perfect muses for my contest entries. I’m thrilled that I could share my recommendations with everyone on how to experience the best of Northumberland, and that the result was to bring home a win.”
Over 260 photos were submitted to the “Locals Know” Photo Contest, which encouraged contestants to capture shots of the people, places and events that shape Northumberland, as they see it.
Contestants were invited to submit photos across seven categories, with a $50 prize for the winner of each:
- “My favourite place to dine is” – Winner: Trish Reid “Harden & Huyse”
- “Whenever I have friends and relatives visit I always take them here” – Winner: Alex Kirkham “Cobourg Pier/Marina”
- “The reason I/we attend (festival/event) every year is” – Winner: Marie-Lynn Hammond “Midway Delight”
- “The experience from my student job helped me to” – No submissions
- “____ is one of the many hidden jewels in Northumberland” – Winner: Kira Mees “Mill Creek”
- “I can only find ____ in Northumberland County” – Winner: Ryan Barett “Cobourg Harbour”
- “____ always goes above and beyond for their customers/clients” – Winner: Kelly Roy “ Supporting the Arts and Alzheimer’s”
“Recommendations from friends, relatives, and members of the general public are some of the strongest influencers of buying behavior,” stated County Warden Gil Brocanier. “This contest was a wonderful way to inspire people to share their local experiences and bring attention to the many opportunities for people to enjoy food, retail, cultural and recreational experiences here in Northumberland. I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate and submit their photos. We can all have a positive influence on the prosperity of our communities by choosing to stay local for these types of experiences, and by sharing our stories afterwards.”