We are living through an historic moment, the first time in 100 years the world is under the threat of a global pandemic. Coming generations will want to know what life was like at this time. The Westford Historical Society has created a time capsule to be opened in May 2040 showing what life was like during this period. We are collecting images for the time capsule through a series of monthly photo contests. We will be asking each month for your photo submissions that reflect the things you are doing in Westford during this time. We will be judging photos submitted each month and posting the top winner for the adult category and top winner for the youth category. Judging will be based on originality, quality, and subject.
Photos must be taken in Westford MA.
Each photographer may enter a maximum of two photos.
All submissions must list the location where the photo was taken, descriptors such as the subject photographed, and a title.
Photographers consent to allowing the Westford Historical Society to use their photos on our website, across social media, in publications, and other materials.
Your photographs will be added to our to be opened May 2040. Digital Time Capsule
Submit photos as a high-resolution JPG/JPEG file.
Categories: youth 6-18, adults 19 and up
Submit entries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Contest submissions are due by 15th of each month.
Submissions are due: December 15, 2020The
Theme: “Holidays in Westford”. Because holidays are just around the corner! Share your holiday themed photos.
November 2020 Contest Winner
Theme – Oddities in Westford
Doug Shepherd -Old Root Cellar behind North St Auto (2020)
November 2020 Photo Entries
Sean Wang – Fall foliage on Stony Brook
Sean Wang- Sunset and fog at Forge Pond after an early snowfall
Nancy Wang – “Forging New Relationships” shows a dragonfly at Forge Pond.
Nancy Wang – Groton trail
Nancy Wang – “What will I do toad-ay” shows what I think is a toad at the Burges Pond trail at Stony Brook.
Meredith Johnpier – Old car on a trail in Westford, Kennedy Pond loop trail
Julie Strong- Fall Meets Winter, Train Tracks in East Boston Camps
Doug Shepherd – Old Ford behind WA. Final Resting place
Catherine Fitzgerald – “Grid Lines” Parkhurst Drive near Hildreth Street
October 2020 Contest Winner
Jeanne Williams: Parkerville Schoolhouse Westford
Winner in Youth Catagory- Kaiya Morello: Fall Reflections, Westford
October Photo Entries
Nancy-Bradford.: Lonely Leaf taken at Forge Pond
Nancy-Bradford: Rustic Barn taken at East Boston Camps
Jeff Morse: OBrien Farm, Vose Rd Westford
Jeanne Williams: Sunset Texas Road. Westford
Fuat Uler: the mist the socially distant lawn chairs and the schoolbuilding
Fuat Uler: Railroad tracks at Depot-St
Cher Lindquist: Thank you Mother Nature
Bob Fermire: Fall on the Hicks Farm
Julie Strong: Red climbing vine with foliage
Julie Strong: A View from the Bridge
September 2020 Contest Winners
Brittney E.: Enjoying the Barn Greenwood stables
Winner in Youth Category – Sammy Waterhouse: Empty Tracks
September 2020 Photo Entries
Kaiya Morello: Golden Hour
Ravichandran Mohamed: Majestic Red-tail hawk, jpg
Ravichandran Mohamed: Meeting of bluejays with Social distancing,
Noelle Donovan: I call this the Westford Eagles.
Mandi Brown: Nab does the 4th
Julie Strong: Awaiting School Reopening
Julie Strong: 911 Memorial
Joyce Lee Waterhouse: Hardworking Honey Bee
Joyce Lee Waterhouse: Hangin’ Out With The Frogs
Doug Shepherd: The old trolley tracks at the end of Beacon St.
Doug Shepherd: In my Driveway
Brittney E.: Picking apples at Drew Farm after a game.
Sammy Waterhouse: Hidden Beauty
Kaiya Morello: Perspective , Forge Pond
August 2020 Contest Winners
Joyce Lee Waterhouse ~Cat Nine Tails in rising fog, Westford MA 2020
Winner in Youth Category~ Norah Schweitzer~Reflection of her brother playing basketball in the driveway Westford 2020
August 2020 Photo Entries
Ravichandran Mohamed; Synchronized Swimming. Stone Arch Bridge, Westford 2020
Ravichandran Mohamed: Pure Elegance. Stone Arch Bridge, Westford 2020
Noelle Berard: Fall at Edward’s Beach, Westford MA. 2020
Nancy Brandford: Rain Drops, Westford 2020
Nancy Brandford: Enjoying the Sunrise, Westford 2020
Matthew Mulkern: Sunset off of Sandy’s Beach on Nab Pond. Westford 2020
AndreaMotyl-Pileated: Taking-flight, Westford-MA 2020
Andrea Motyl-Pileated: Woodpecker looking for food, Westford 2020
Andrea Motyl-Pileated: Baby hawk keeping watch Westford-MA 2020
Tyler Nolan~Friendly Message, Westford 2020
July 2020 Contest Winners
David vs Goliath. Bluejay vs Hawk. Westford MA
Ravichandran Mohamed (2020)
Winner in the Youth Category Happy Dog” Edwards beach parking lot’ in Westford, MA Emma Nagle (2020)
July 2020 Photo Entries
Steve Dugas: Swan Family, Photo taken along the Stone Arch Bridge trail of mother swan and two juveniles
Steve Dugas: Sunset Reflections, Photo was taken just before sunset with Stony Brook in the foreground in the Stony Brook Conservation area
Sarah Fletcher: Class of 2020 – Seniors Social Distance 19 Plain Road (Zac Roberts, Dan Stewart, Yiwen Xiong, Mason Fletcher-Tuomala, Josh Lin and Jeff Deng)
Sarah Fletcher: Eastern Bluebird ~ Plain Rd.
Robert LaFerla: Barred Owl was in my backyard
Ravichandran Mohamed: Serenity. Taken at intersection of Bridge st and N Main st
Patrick Woodbury: Fletcher’s Pond in Greystone
Patrick Woodbury: Caught! Red-Tailed Hawk taken in Nabnasset
Mike Hudak: Old Arch Bridge, Westford, MA
Mike Hudak: Forge Pond Shoreline Westford, MA
Katherine Fonden: Garter snake and rose in bloom in my yard, Westford, Ma
Kaiya Morello: Sunday Morning Solitude, Forge Pond
Joyce Lee Waterhouse: Busy Little Bee, Westford, MA Tiny pollen-covered green bee on a coneflower in my garden. July 2020
Joyce Lee Waterhouse: Happy Birthday! Our Garden, Westford, Ma
New addition to my garden has arrived. Brand-new hybridized daylily. “Proud” parent plants are “Nile Jewel”
Jack Wagner: Unclear Path, Brookside road, the train tracks right next to the Fletcher Club.
George Demetriou: Westford Town Hall – 150th Anniversary (1870 – 2020)
George Demetriou: J.V. Fletcher Library, 125th Anniversary (1895 – 2020)
Emma-Nagle: The Stars and Stripes of
Denise Vuilleumier: Annual Town Meeting view from the cheap seats so to speak
Ann Jacobsmeier: Two person kayak” Sandy beach, Nabnasset lake. July 4,2020
June 2020 Contest Winners
Stone Bridge, Tom Paul Trail, Westford, MA ~ Prasad Pasala (2020)
Reflections, Nabnasset Pond Dam, Westford MA ~ Patrick Woodbury (2020)
Family, deer and it’s fawn at my backyard ~ Ravichandran Mohamed (2020)
Ravichandran Mohamed: “Family” taken at intersection of North Main st and bridge st of a lovely swan and its family
Prasad Pasala: Tom Paul Trail, Westford, MA
Patrick Woodbury: was taken from the stone bridge on Stony Brook road and is titled _Stony Brook Light_
Neha Shah: Reflecting Lakeside Meadows neighborhood. The only thing during the stay at home days was to take long walks and enjoy the nature.
Neha Shah: Graduating Class, Taken in town center. In time like this, we honored our town graduating class of 2020 with a photo installation around the town center.
Hayden Myerov: Breaking Distance photo was taken in the woods next to Nabnassett elementary school.