Scenic ‘Hidden Jewel’ captures Buy Local Photo Contest win

Locals know best when it comes to enjoying the ‘hidden jewels’ of Northumberland, and for the winner of the recent Buy Local photo contest, our stunning local scenery shines most brightly. 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 Mr. 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.Photo Contest Top 3 winning photos

First, second and third-place overall were awarded to:
1. 1st Place ($300) – Hans Fischer, “The Pasture”
2. 2nd Place ($150) – Alex Kirkham, “Cobourg Beach – Splash Pad”
3. 3rd Place ($50) – Mary Weilandt, “Sandy Flats Sugar Bush”

Contestants were invited to submit photos across seven categories, with a $50 prize for the winner of each:
1. “My favourite place to dine is” – Winner: Trish Reid “Harden & Huyse”
2. “Whenever I have friends and relatives visit I always take them here” – Winner: Alex Kirkham “Cobourg Pier/Marina”
3. “The reason I/we attend (festival/event) every year is” – Winner: Marie-Lynn Hammond “Midway Delight”
4. “The experience from my student job helped me to” – No submissions
5. “____ is one of the many hidden jewels in Northumberland” – Winner: Kira Mees “Mill Creek”
6. “I can only find ____ in Northumberland County” – Winner: Ryan Barett “Cobourg Harbour”
7. “____ 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 behaviour,” 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.”

To see all nine category and overall winners from the “Locals Know” Photo Contest, as well as the top five photographs from each category, visit the Northumberland County Buy Local Campaign’ Facebook page.

For more information about the activities of the Prosper in Northumberland committee, visit www.prosper-in-northumberland.ca.

The intent of the Buy Local Northumberland Campaign is to effect change in the habits of both consumers and businesses by increasing awareness among local residents and increasing their spending on goods and services available in the community.


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