Announcing the winners of our 2016 Photo Contest!

And…the categories for our 2016-2017 Contest!

We had a record number of entries in our 2016 contest, held on Facebook for the first time. With 69 photographers entering 197 images, our judges (Jennifer Williams, Judy Winslow, Peter Stephenson and Lois Tokarz) had a tough time. But here they are – our winning entries. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all those who entered.

Click here to see more of our entries!

The “Faces of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County” Category:

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The “Faces of our Parks & Activities” Category:

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The “Faces of Mother Nature” Category:

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2016-2017 Photo Contest Categories

Capture the SEASONS OF SMITHFIELD & ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY and submit your entries featuring the unique and charming aspects of our area to our 2016-2017 photo contest. The contest is open to all – amateur and professional photographers of all ages, both visitors to our area and residents.

The 2016/2017 CATEGORIES are:
      WINTER EXPERIENTIAL (with people in the image)
      WINTER LANDSCAPE (can also have people in the image, but Mother Nature is the star!)



You may select as many as you’d like, simply list them on the entry form.
Deadline for entries is Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., HOWEVER…you may enter your photos throughout the year by posting them to our Facebook page and submitting the entry form.

We’re also going social again this year! ALL entries must be submitted as a comment on the timeline of our Facebook page – Visit Smithfield VA – and an entry form must be submitted for each photo.

We will be awarding cash prizes again (amounts to be determined at a later date).

All awards will be announced at our National Tourism Month Breakfast at the Smithfield Center in May of 2017 (date to be announced). All photographers who have submitted an entry are invited to the breakfast. The grand prize winning entry, with photo credit, will be featured on one of our promotional pieces.

Who are the faces of our town and county? Where are our beautiful, iconic places? Grab your cameras and snap away! Find that special shot that reminds visitors and residents alike that this is the home of “Hams, History, Hospitality and HeART!”