A quartet of photographs focused on St. John are included in the finalists of the Department of Tourism’s “Share my USVI” competition. DOT says it fielded more than a thousand submissions from locals, vying to take top prize of $2,000 and a new digital camera,.
The contest invited pictures from locals only. They were grouped among five themes: Visiting for Business, Romance, From My View, Culture and Heritage and Activities and Adventures.
Lisa Etre, one of St. John’s best known painters showed she has multiple talents, by submitting “Keepin’ de Beat.” It is one of three finalists in the Culture and Heritage category.
A photo of one of St. John’s beaches is also up for voting. I Like My Tour Under water Please was taken by Max Schanfarber for From my View.
In the children’s competition, two St. John pictures are including in the final voting. They include a picture of Bannaquits at feeding time (whenever you put sugar into a coconut) and a portrait of a man sitting on the porch of an abandoned Maho Bay building.
The photos can be seen at www.sharemyusvi.com.