2019 RPCA Photo Contest

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' photo contest highlights original photos taken at any City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities park, center, program or event. Online public voting determines the photos that best represent the Department’s mission to “enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities, and programming.”

Page updated on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:46 AM

2019 RPCA Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted original photos and voted to determine those that best represent the Department’s mission to "enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming.” All photos were submitted by local amateur and professional photographers and represent scenes from Alexandria parks, centers, programs, or events. Online public voting determined the winners in four categories: Parks, Recreation, Cultural Activities and Overall.

All winning photographs may be featured in promotional material. Winning photographers will receive an award and gift certificate at the January 2020 Park and Recreation Commission Meeting. Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 RPCA Photo Contest:

Recreation 2019 Winner


Recreation Category Winner
Title: Team Spirit
Location: Whitter Field
Photographer: Judy Davis
Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate



Parks 2019 Winner


Parks Category Winner

Title: Family Retreat
Location: Dora Kelley Nature Park
Photographer: Jason Taylor
Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate


    Cultural Activities 2019 Winner
    Cultural Activities Category Winner

    Title: With Guns Blazing
    Location: Fort Ward Park
    Photographer: Cynthia Loden-Dowdle
    Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate


    Overall 2019 Winner


    Best Overall Winner
    Title: Cheetah Fun!
    Location: Mobile Art Lab on Payne Street
    Photographer: Robin Sundaramoorthy
    Prize: $150 RPCA Gift Certificate



    2018 RPCA Photo Contest Winners

    All winning photographs may be featured in promotional material. Winning photographers received an award and gift certificate at the January 2019 Park and Recreation Commission Meeting. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 RPCA Photo Contest:

    Parks Category WinnerParks Category 2018 Contest Winner
    Title: Aqua Stretch
    Location: Potomac Yard Park
    Photographer: Shawn Redfern
    Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate


      Cultural Activities Category WinnerCultural Activities 2018 Winner
      Title: Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
      Location: Oronoco Bay Park
      Photographer: Jeremy Miller, JKM Photoworks
      Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate


      Overall & Recreation 2018 WinnerRecreation Category Winner
      Title: Molly at Chinquapin Garden
      Location: Chinquapin Community Garden
      Photographer: Daniel Dawit
      Prize: $100 RPCA Gift Certificate

      Best Overall Winner
      Title: Molly at Chinquapin Garden
      Location: Chinquapin Community Garden
      Photographer: Daniel Dawit
      Prize: $150 RPCA Gift Certificate



      RPCA Photo Contest Guidelines

      Each fall, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites all photographers to share your best original photos taken at any City of Alexandria park, center, program, or event. Photos should represent the Department’s mission to "enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming." 

      Photos are submitted and public voting takes place online. Prizes are awarded for each category: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Activities. There will also be one Grand Prize winner. Winners are announced on social media and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities website. All winning photographs will be displayed online and at the Lee Center, and all winning photographers will receive an award certificate with their prize.  

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