Organizers of the city’s 23rd photo contest have announced the winners from 99 entries, which are displayed in a virtual exhibit at

The top winners are:

• Mayor’s Choice, $100 cash prize and cover of the photo calendar, Jennifer Maduagwuna, Nathanael Greene Elementary School

• First place, $75 cash prize, “Because He’s Mine I Walk The Line,” Danielle Kulaga, Pawtucket

• Second place, $50 cash prize, “…the clouds, the river and Pawtucket,” Demi Pita, Riverside

• Third place, “Railroading in Pawtucket,” Cory Scothon, Cumberland

Honorable mentions include:

• Nathan DaGraca, Curtis Elementary School

• “Blackstone River Bridge Catwalk,” by Steve Petit, of California

• “Beauty on the Bike Path,” Tracey Zeckhausen, Pawtucket

• “Two Ways To See Things,” Mary Healey, Pawtucket

• “Untitled,” David Lawlor, Providence

• “The Best Reindeer: Patrick,” Jenn Lombari, Pawtucket

• “Geese at Slater Mill,” Ryan Varone, Cranston

• “Serenity,” Bob Matusik, Tennessee

All winning photos, including the winning cover shot selected by Mayor Donald Grebien, will be used in the 2022 city calendar, available for free in late December at Pawtucket City Hall.

Grebien announced the winners on Sept. 26. This year’s contest theme was “Uniquely Pawtucket,” by city resident Sandy Benson.

Included in this year’s contest making up the student division were several 5th-graders from local elementary schools, who participated in a video photo workshop sponsored by The Camera Werks of Providence, Pawtucket schools, and the city of Pawtucket.

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