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MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing
TELEPHONE: 401-348-1309
EMAIL: ebeckel@washtrust.com
DATE: November 14, 2012

Washington Trust Awards I Luv RI Photo Contest Winners

Local Businesses Donate Rhode Island Experiences to Photographers

Westerly, Rhode Island... Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly presented “Rhode Island experiences” to the twelve I Luv RI photo contest winners at the Warwick Mall last Thursday. The Rhode Island “experiences” were donated by local businesses as awards to the photo contest winners. Businesses donating prizes included: the Ocean House of Watch Hill; The Chanler at Cliffwalk in Newport; the Harborside Inn and RI Hotel Manisses on Block Island; the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, Trinity Repertory Company, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Warwick Mall and Yawgoo Valley Ski Resort; and Gregg’s Restaurants.

The 2012 I Luv RI monthly photo contest winners, and their prizes, are as follows:

  • Katie Gendreau, Bristol, RI “High Surf at Sunrise”, Gregg’s Cake of the Month
  • Tim Hiebert, Providence, RI “Nocturne”, Yawgoo Valley Season’s Pass
  • Bara Mouradi, East Greenwich, RI “Prospect Park”, RI Hotel Manisses Overnight Stay
  • Eric Wertheimer, Wakefield, RI “Corey T”, Trinity Rep VIP Prize Package
  • Ingrid Matthews, Wyoming, RI “Water Ballet”, PawSox VIP Package
  • Eric Full, Portsmouth, RI “Newport Bridge Silhouette”, Chanler at Cliffwalk Overnight Stay
  • Cherie Daniel, Bristol, RI “Bristol Parade”, Ocean House Overnight Stay
  • Barbara McCormick, Wakefield, RI “Where’s Waldo on Salty Brine”, PBruins VIP Package
  • Zachary Turner, Westerly, RI “Little Narragansett Bay”, Harborside Inn Overnight Stay
  • Raymond Larson, Pawtucket, RI “Music in the Fall”, Roger Williams Park Zoo Giraffe Experience
  • Philip MacCarthy, Warwick, RI “A Picture Perfect Fall Day”, Warwick Mall Shopping Spree
  • December: Derrick Robinson, Providence, RI “Winter State House”, RI Philharmonic VIP Prize Package

“We received more than 1,000 photographs of representing the most beautiful and iconic images of Rhode Island,” stated Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President and CEO. “These talented photographers now have the opportunity to enjoy a Rhode Island experience, thanks to the local businesses who served as corporate partners for the contest.”

Washington Trust and Rhode Island Monthly will once again team up to sponsor another I Luv RI Photo Contest, beginning in March 2013. More details and information will be available soon on www.iluvri.com. I Luv RI was developed by Washington Trust as a way to celebrate all that’s great about Rhode Island, focusing on the businesses, organizations, events and places that make the Ocean State special. I Luv RI offers free promotional opportunities, monthly coupons, and spotlights to promote local businesses and organizations. For more information, please visit www.iluvri.com.

The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $3.0 billion corporation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select® Stock Market under the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.

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