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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: November 6, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Photo of Rhode Island State House Selected as December I Luv RI Photo Contest Winner

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Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly announced today that “Winter State House,” a photograph of the Rhode Island State House, taken by Derrick Robinson of Providence R.I., is the December winner of the I Luv RI 2012 photo contest. The photo will appear in the December 2012 issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. “Snowfall instills in me a sense of peace and tranquility, because it forces our fast-paced world to slow down just a bit,” said Robinson. Adding, “Snow also has a way of highlighting the natural beauty of our surroundings. Who hasn’t looked out there window just after a snowstorm and just been awed by the delightful scenery? Rhode Island’s State House is a magnificent sight anytime of the year, but the beauty of this building is intensified even more when covered with snow."

“We had more than one thousand photographs entered into the 2012 I Luv RI photo contest — each one illustrating something special about Rhode Island,” stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “It’s fitting that the final selection of our I Luv RI photo contest is a photo of Rhode Island’s State House, a majestic symbol of our State’s history poised in nature’s elements.”

Washington Trust will hold a special event, tomorrow evening, Wednesday, November 7th, at the Warwick Mall Center Court, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to award the “Rhode Island Experiences” to the 12 monthly photo contest winners. The event is free and open to the public.

Each monthly photo winner will randomly select one of twelve special Rhode Island experiences, including stays at Rhode Island’s best resorts, such as Watch Hill’s Ocean House; The Chanler at Cliffwalk in Newport; the Harborside Inn or RI Hotel Manisses, on Block Island; or receive special VIP experiences at the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Warwick Mall and Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort; or a ‘Cake A Month’ from Rhode Island’s own Gregg’s Restaurants.

The twelve monthly 2012 I Luv RI photo contest winners are as follows:

  • January: Katie Gendreau, Bristol, “High Surf at Sunrise”
  • February: Tim Hiebert, Providence, “Nocturne”
  • March: Bara Mouradi, East Greenwich, “Prospect Park”
  • April: Eric Wertheimer, Wakefield, “Corey T”
  • May: Ingrid Matthews, Wyoming, “Water Ballet”
  • June: Eric Full, Portsmouth, “Newport Bridge Silhouette”
  • July: Cherie Daniel, Bristol, “Bristol Parade”
  • August: Barbara McCormick, Wakefield, “Where’s Waldo on Salty Brine”
  • September: Zachary Turner, Westerly, “Little Narragansett Bay”
  • October: Raymond Larson, Pawtucket, “Music in the Fall”
  • November: Philip MacCarthy, Warwick, “A Picture Perfect Fall Day”
  • December: Derrick Robinson, Providence, “Winter State House”

Beginning in March of 2013, Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly will once again sponsor the I Luv RI Photo Contest. More details and information will be provided at tomorrow evening’s event and will be available soon on www.rimonthly.com/ILUVRI or www.iluvri.com.

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