We hope our first-ever Catholic Travel Centre Pilgrim Photo Contest this summer was as much fun for the pilgrims who participated as it was for us. More than 115 of our pilgrim travelers submitted over 700 photos that captured compelling and inspirational moments on their Catholic pilgrimage tours with us.
While each entry was special and very much appreciated, a number of the entries stood out in terms of photographic beauty, visual impact, and inspiration.
- In the category of Religious & Tourist Sites, Mr. James Smiley from Texas won for his image of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy.
- In the category of Landscape & Countryside, Ms. Gail Gresser from California won for her image of the Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey.
- In the category of Pilgrims on a Journey, Ms. Christine Fogarty from North Carolina won for her image of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (shown to the right).
Each category winner was awarded a $100 Visa Gift Card from Catholic Travel Centre. Special congratulations are extended to Mr. Smiley, who also won the Grand Prize for his entry! He was awarded a free round-trip ticket within the continental United States on Delta Air Lines from Catholic Travel Centre.
See for yourself!
We think you’ll be dazzled by the amazing shots here!
If you are on Facebook, Like Us and view all the photos via our page. If Facebook isn’t quite your thing, you can still see all of the photos. Just check out these links for Winning entries, all Religious & Tourist Sites entries, all Landscape & Countryside entries, all Pilgrims on a Journey entries.
A special thanks goes out to Sister Rose Marie Tulacz, SND, a professional photographer in the Los Angeles area, who graciously agreed to be our contest judge. And thank you once again to everyone who participated, for sharing your images with us, and for allowing us to be a part of your spiritual journey.