HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners of its Summer Fun Along the South Shore photo contest.
The grand-prize winner, Valerie Parson, of St. John, received a $500 Visa gift card for "End of a Perfect Day, Two runners-up, Taytum Bultema, of Crown Point, and Dana Garvin, of Indianapolis, were also selected and each received $100 toward custom framing at Lake Street Gallery, Gary.
Photographs submitted to the contest have the opportunity of being featured on the South Shore CVA’s website or in other promotional materials. Last year’s winning photograph, submitted by Scott Keithley, of Valdosta, Ga., is featured on the cover of the 2013-14 visitors’ map.
The contest, which ran through the summer, asked for candid photographs of people enjoying summer activities at the beach, festivals or parks. Photographs were judged by Sandra Mendez, a photography instructor in the Chicago region.