Winter 2018 Results

The Morris County Board of Freeholders would like to thank county residents who participated in the county’s first-ever photo contest — “Winter 2018 Scenes in Morris County.” There were many terrific entries, with so many county residents showing off their obvious, talents!

The contest encouraged participants to showcase Morris County’s quality of life and spaces and places. Winners were chosen from more than 180 entries by a special six-person panel. We would tell you that the choices were not easy, and there was lively debate before the winners were chosen. Winning photos may be used in County of Morris communication pieces and on county websites or newsletters.

Thank you for entering!

The Winners

First Place

A winter scene on a pond with a prominent red shed

Meredith Kurland-Ross of Randolph
“Little Red Shed in the Snow”

Little Red Shed in the Snow on Picatinny Rd, across the street from Villa Walsh

Second Place

The Morristown Train Station after snowfall, during a sunrise

Edward Aussem of Morristown
“Sunrise after Snowfall”

Morristown Train Tracks peek through the snow and stretch toward New York City in the distance. The sun is rising in the distance as the lights are still shining.

Third Place

Wreaths cover graves in Morristown's Evergreen cemetery after snowfall.

Mia Mutascio of Morris Township
“Guardian Angels”

The Veterans being remembered at the Veterans Section of Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown.

Honorable Mentions

Sunny winter day on the pond

Eleanor Ambramson of Wharton
“Washington’s Pond”

A winter afternoon at Washington’s pond in Wharton.

Small red cardinal peeks out of the snow

Diane Blumenfield of Riverdale
“Dandy in the Snow”

A fence covered in icicles and berry branches

Laura Byrne of Randolph
“Icy Fence”

Across the street from Freedom Park, Randolph. This frozen fence struck me as so pretty, with the intricate pattern and tiny icicles. I think the branches with berries encased in ice adds to the shot!

A silhouette of a child sledding on a snow-covered hill during sunset

Merrill Eppedio of Landing
“Sledding through the last rays of a snow day”

School friends catching the last rays of daylight to sled on a mid-Jan snow day on the Villa

3 ducks on a pond

Lisa Epstein of Randolph

Heistein Park’s pond is home to some of the happiest ducks, even in the cold of winter. This trio was quite cooperative, showing off their best angles.

A trail leading to Fosterfield farm against a gray sky

Mia Mutascio of Morris Township
“Fosterfields Fairy Dust”

Fosterfields Farm and the Willows on a winter day.

The American flag in the middle of a snow-covered park

Denise Panyik-Dale of Morris Plains
“A Snowy Day in Roberts Park, Morris Plains”

Snowy day in Morris Plains Robert’s Garden January 17, 2018.

A young child walking along a boardwalk in the Great Swamp

Melissa Zimmerman of Randolph
“Little Explorer”

Exploring the Great Swamp after enjoying a maple sugaring demonstration.

Boats frozen in place on a snowy lake

Richard Zoschak of Landing
“Winter Storage”

A stranded boat at the Shore Hills docks in Landing on Lake Hopatcong.

Contest Information

About the Contest

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm: a snow covered field, bare tree, and logs for a fire

A winter’s day at Fosterfields

Enter Morris County’s photo contest for a chance to have your photo in county communications projects and online throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Photos may be of any age and must be taken somewhere in Morris County. Winning photos may be used in County of Morris communication pieces and on county websites or newsletters.

The photo contest encourages citizen involvement and showcases Morris County’s quality of life and spaces and places.

This winter, we want to see beautiful photos of winter scenes in Morris County! They can be taken in any location – a town center, a County park, or anything in-between.

This contest ran from January 2 – 31, 2018. We will post the results on this website, as well as a Facebook gallery. First, second, and third place winners (and honorable mentions!) will be notified.

Note: Photos must be taken within Morris County!

For the Winners

Morris County will name a first, second, and third prize winner of the Winter 2018 Photo Contest. Winners’ photos will be featured on our website, Facebook and Twitter! Photos may also be used for county communications in the future.

Due to volume, only winners will be notified.


By submitting a photo to Morris County, you are giving the County permission to use said photo in the County’s communications, including the website, our e-newsletter, and social media. You will be given credit for the photo whenever possible.

Note: Any identifiable people in winning or honorable mention photos must sign a release form, or if under 18 years of age a parent/guardian must sign a release form in order for the photo(s) to be eligible for use in county communication projects.