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Welcome to The ILUVRI Photo Contest!


The contest ended on October 12, 2012  and we are no longer accepting submissions. Click here to go to the 2013 contest.

We received more than 1,000 entries to the contest over the past 12 months. Please click the view entries tab to see them. Look out for December's winner in the December issue of Rhode Island Monthly.

What is it?

Washington Trust has partnered with Rhode Island Monthly to bring you a monthly photo essay contest. We want to see and read about a particular Rhode Island place, beach, restaurant, festival or landmark that is special to you and then we want to share it with our readers.

How do I enter?
Beginning Monday, August 1st, 2011, through Friday, October 12, 2012, you can upload a photo along with a 50-word description on why you chose the image and what you love about it. Click on the submissions tab to register to enter the contest.
Winners must be able to provide a high resolution photo for publishing in Rhode Island Monthly. If unable to do so, a new winner will be chosen.

Are there prizes?
Yes! We will be announcing a monthly winner beginning with our January 2012 issue. Prizes include...

  • Winning photo and essay featured in a two-thirds page ad in Rhode Island Monthly
  • Photo and essay featured in all Washington Trust branches throughout Rhode Island
  • A Rhode Island goodie gift basket
  • Each monthly photo winner will also receive one of twelve exclusive Rhode Island Experiences. In December 2012 we will gather the 12 photo contest winners together and have them randomly select their Rhode Island Experience. The actual Experiences will take place in 2013.
  • Winning photos will also reside on and

The Rhode Island Experiences, donated by our Corporate Partners include:

The Chanler at Cliffwalk, Newport
Enjoy a weekend away (two nights) in the guestroom of your choice at The Chanler at Cliffwalk in historic Newport, R.I. The Chanler offers each guest a distinct experience with its unique selection of twenty exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including the stately ‘English Tudor’, the classical beauty of ‘Renaissance’, the colonial spirit of ‘Williamsburg’, and even the Medieval inspirations of ‘Gothic’. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay and a dinner at the Spiced Pear Restaurant, including a Chef's Tasting Menu (six courses) with wine pairings for two.
Gregg’s Restaurants, Providence, E. Providence, Warwick, N. Kingstown
Indulge in some sweet treats from Gregg’s Restaurant. "Cake A Month" is a unique program from a Rhode Island institution. Enjoy a different cake from Gregg’s every month of the year. Whether your favorite is carrot cake, chocolate layer cake, or pumpkin cheesecake, you’re sure to find something delicious, and nothing is better than a Gregg’s dessert!
  The 1661 Inn and Hotel Manisses, Block Island
Step into 19th Century yesteryear with a stay at this Romantic Victorian hotel featuring seventeen meticulously appointed rooms with authentic Victorian furniture. The guest rooms, named after local shipwrecks before 1872, feature floral wallpaper, the white wicker, wrought iron and heavily carved furniture that recalls the best of a more gracious time. This package includes a two-night stay, and ferry passes.
  Ocean House, Watch Hill
Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort. Recently reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past and offer exceptional personal experiences for its guests, the Ocean House's celebrated hotel promises uncompromising service, beachfront location, and world-class amenities, all while paying homage to New England's golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance and renewed civility. You’ll receive a one-night stay at the Ocean House with one dinner on the Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairings.
  PawSox, Pawtucket
Join the Pawtucket Red Sox for an evening of family-friendly baseball in a safe, fun, and exciting atmosphere that allows fans and players alike to enjoy the game. You’ll receive:
  • Six tickets to a pre-game “all you can eat” BBQ
  • Six Box Seats to a game
  • VIP Parking
  • Have a child in the group say “PLAY BALL” to start the game
  • Photo with a player
  • VIP Tour of McCoy
  • Goody Bag of baseball items
  Providence Bruins, Providence
Bring the whole family to the newly renovated Dunkin Donuts Center for a game with the Providence Bruins, the AHL affiliate of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. Your VIP experience includes:
  • Four glass seats to one P-Bruins Game
  • Food vouchers for the game
  • Opportunity to watch warm-ups from the bench at the game
  • P-Bruins merchandise for the game
  • Recognition on the video scoreboard at the game
  • Player Meet & Greet following the game
  • Four invites to the Meet the Players Party
  • Four invites to the Skate with the Players Party
  • Four five-game season tickets
  Rhode Island Philharmonic, Providence
Enjoy a unique musical experience with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. As the only professional orchestra and community music school in the State of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Philharmonic will present you with a musical experience that will include a unique blend of professional performance opportunities and exposure to young musical talent from throughout our State. The package includes:
  • Subscription for two to the 2013-2014 Philharmonic Rush Hour Series Season
  • Opportunity to sit on stage during a Philharmonic rehearsal
  • Meet and greet with Music Director Larry Rachleff and Resident Conductor, Francisco Noya
  • A tour of the newly renovated Vets auditorium
  • Recognition in the opening Rush Hour concert program book
  • Opportunity to attend a student rehearsal, recital or performance of your choice and tour of the Carter Center for Music Education & Performance
  • Performance of Youth Orchestra with professional Orchestra at the Rush Hour Concert at The Vets
  Harborside Inn, Block Island
Enjoy an overnight stay and dinner at the Harborside Grill, all while enjoying the “Bermuda of the North.” The Harborside Inn has been welcoming visitors to Block Island for over a century with its Victorian seaport charm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Harborside Inn is located in the heart of Block Island’s main town, facing out over Old Harbor and the ocean beyond.
  Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Where else can you mingle, dine and stroll among exotic animals like giraffes, elephants, moon bears, snow leopards and penguins? At Roger Williams Park Zoo, of course! Enjoy a trip to one of the oldest zoos in the nation, and Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and have the meet and greet of a lifetime:
  • Giraffe encounter! Up close and personal meet and greet with the Zoo’s gentle giraffes
  • RWPZoo Membership and tickets to our annual Zoo events, including Zoobilee, Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular & More!
  Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Be a part of Trinity Rep as it reinvents the "public square" with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our community in a continuing dialogue. Our “Red Carpet” Opening Night package includes:
  • A pair of tickets to each Opening Night performance of Trinity Rep’s mainstage productions in 2013
  • Admission to the post-show Opening Night receptions to meet members of the cast
  • Photos of winners taken at reception by TRC’s own photographer
  • Autographed show posters from each production signed by members of the cast
  • Gift basket of Trinity Rep merchandise
  • The chance to have dinner with Curt Columbus, artistic director, prior to one of the opening nights
  • Two concessions vouchers for each show
  Warwick Mall, Warwick
Shop ‘til you drop at Warwick Mall. Your favorite stores are re-opening, while brand new stores are making their debut. There’s new comfort seating areas, Italian tile floors, a newly refurbished carousel, video wall and lots more. So why not enjoy a truly Rhode Island shopping experience with a $500 Warwick Mall shopping spree!
  Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort, Exeter
Hit the slopes at Rhode Island's only ski area. Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort offers learn to ski programs, rentals, two lifts, one rope tow, twelve trails, day and night skiing. And there’s also a snowboarding and snow tubing park. What better way to get out and enjoy this winter than with an adult season pass!
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Mon, Aug 01 2011 9:00 AM - Fri, Oct 12 2012 9:00 PM
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