Announcing the Winners of Our 2017 Fourth Quarter Photo Contest

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We want to thank every one of you who entered our RTX Fourth Quarter Photo Contest. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your special family vacation moments, whether they’re on the beach, on a hike in the woods, an excursion on a boat, relaxing in the resort, or just hanging out at dinner.

If you submit photos taken in Hawaii to a photo contest, you’re cheating. Just kidding. But seriously, the place is so photogenic, photos taken there automatically have a leg up on the competition. We’re happy to announce that all five of our finalists in the RTX 2017 Fourth Quarter Photo Contest submitted fantastic captures, but the winners were both vacation photos from Hawaii. These are stunning examples of the iconic imagery you’ll see when you visit this Polynesian escape.

And now, the first and second place finishers in our 2017 Fourth Quarter Photo Contest:

First place: “Mama and Baby Spinner Dolphin,” taken at Vacation Internationale, Papakea, Maui, Hawaii by Christine Latona.

For her first place photo, Christine has won a week at the RTX resort of her choosing.

Second place: “Perfect Morning in Paradise,” Ka’anapali Beach Club Maui, Hawaii by Brenda Good Welborn.

For her second place photo, Brenda has won a complimentary exchange with RTX.

We also want to give a shout out and a special thanks to the winners of all of our previous 2017 photo contests. The wonderful images you submitted are a testament to the fun that can be had on an RTX vacation!

Third quarter:

1st place: Andrew Holden has won a week at the RTX resort of his choosing with his stunning photo of a cliff diver in Mazatlan, Mexico. The photo was taken at the El Cid Resort.

2nd place: Stacy Thorndike has won a complimentary exchange with RTX for her perfectly timed photo of fireworks on the 4th of July at Rangeley Lake Resort in Rangeley, Maine.

Second quarter:

1st place: Holly Kern won a week at the RTX resort of her choosing with her beautiful photo of a baby sea turtle heading out to the sea for the first time. The photo was taken at Palm Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.

2nd place: Bing Fountain won a complimentary exchange with RTX for his perfectly timed photo of some pelicans fishing near the WorldMark Clear Lake Resort in the central California resort town of Nice.

First quarter:

1st place: Paul Rhodeman Jr. won a week at the RTX resort of his choosing for his photo of the family at The Cabins at Green Mountain in Branson, Missouri.

2nd place: Cathy Mauro won a complimentary exchange with RTX for her cool beach photo in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .

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