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2019 Down East Reader Photo Contest

2019 Down East Reader Photo Contest

Another year, another crop of more than 2,600 amazing photos submitted to our annual photo contest. We winnowed the submissions down to a batch of semi-finalists in three categories: wildlife, landscape, and lifestyle. From there, the judges settled on their faves. See the winners!

Baharat's Middle Eastern food

Going All-In

Baharat is dishing up heaps of Middle Eastern cuisine staples in Portland.

Abigail Gray Swartz

Figure Study

What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”

Cross-Country Skiing in Maine

14 Winter Weekend Getaways

Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.