Community Invited to Take Part in ‘This Place Matters!’ Contest


Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo helps kick off Greenwich Historical Society’s ‘This Place Matters!’ photo contest in front of Greenwich Hospital, with Historical Society and Hospital staff. Photo courtesy of Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo officially kicked off Greenwich Historical Society’s ‘This Place Matters!’ photo contest in front of Greenwich Hospital with a plea to all residents to participate by snapping photos of the many ways Greenwich residents and institutions are rising to the occasion in the midst of the pandemic.

“Every day I see examples of tremendous generosity and selflessness, by residents and others who work in Greenwich in helping to get through this pandemic,” says First Selectman Fred Camillo. “I’m honored to help launch this initiative that will showcase and preserve the best of Greenwich at a time of tremendous need.”

Everyone who cares about Greenwich and the residents and institutions that make it special are encouraged to snap photos of the people and places that speak to their hearts. Whether it’s front line responders and staff at the hospital, senior centers and nursing facilities, our first-rate firemen and police, the tireless workers at supermarkets and drug stores working long hours to ensure we have access to food and medications, local restaurants that are offering curb side pick-up, and places of worship that are accommodating their followers virtually, and the many instances of neighbors reaching out to help others.

Entering is Easy!
Just snap photos from cameras or mobile devices and submit them with a brief statement about why they show the best of Greenwich during this pandemic. Submit photos to: greenwichhistory.org. Deadline for submissions is July 3. Photos should be high resolution – 300 dpi – to be winners.

The Greenwich Magazine Art Department will select the winners who will be announced at a Founders’ Day reception on Greenwich Point Park. The top three photos will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of ‘This Place Matters!’ and proudly displayed at the Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined campus.

“Now in our 4th year, the stakes are much higher for this contest in showcasing love of town and the character of our residents that consistently makes Greenwich a wonderful place to live,” says Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and CEO Debra Mecky. “All photos will be stored in our archives for an historic record and will help us achieve an important mission in creating strong and meaningful bridges to future generations.”

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