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Fall Foliage Contest

Show us what you find interesting and beautiful about Robert Frost’s home and grounds in Franconia, NH! The Frost Place is holding a photography contest to find a new fall foliage image for use on postcards. The winning photographer’s work will be featured on the website, Instagram, the Frost Place Newsletter, and in the museum, and the photographer will receive a run of 25 cards and a frame-able photographic print for his/her own use. The Frost Place will retain the rights to the winning image.
· The photograph must be taken of or at the Frost Place in Franconia (house or grounds)
· 2019 images only (photographer must have rights to the image submitted)
· Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome
· 1-4 images per submission
Submission deadline is November 18th. Suggested donation is not required, but is greatly appreciated.

2019 Winner

Melanie Vann Gorman of Port St. Lucie, Florida is the winning photographer for the 2019 Frost Place Fall Photo Contest. Her winning image shows a pair of freshly picked Frost Place apples on the front porch of the house, with the sunlit view of the mountains in the background. This image will be used for a special run of postcards that will be available for purchase in the Museum gift shop starting in the spring of 2020. Mrs. Gorman will also receive a print of her photograph that is suitable for framing. About the day she took the photo, she writes:

“Bit of story on the photo. Great docent that day and [she] told us about Frost living there with his family, and how he loved the view from the porch of the valley and the White Mountains.  Then, we saw the apple tree in the back loaded with ripe apples, and we were told to take as many as we wanted. I went under the tree and remember thinking, ‘Wow, I need a ladder.’ I did manage to pick 2. Then we walked along the path through the woods out back with the wonderful poem markers along the way. I saw the ‘After Apple Picking’ one and thought it was so funny, as I had just been wanting a ladder to pick the apples. So, when we finished walking through the woods and went back out front, I thought I would just try to combine those various events – his porch, his view of the valley, and the apples. In order to get this perspective, I had to lay down on the porch.  A British couple arrived and they were concerned: ‘Are you all right?’ They thought I was in distress.”

Mrs. Gorman is married with three children and three grandchildren who have, as she says, “all endured the fun and games of a mom always with a camera in her hand, but [who] all clamor to see the pictures.” We all enjoyed her pictures as well. Again, congratulations to Melanie Vann Gorman! The Frost Place will be holding another contest in 2020, and we look forward to seeing what our guests see this year!