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2012 – Wish You Were Here! – Photo Contest

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Dog on Carmel BeachAnnouncing the Winners of the 2012 “Wish You Were Here!” Photo Contest!
After much time and deliberation, our esteemed judges have finally chosen the winners for the First Annual Carmel Mission Inn’s “Wish You Were Here!” photo contest.
We want to thank each person who shared their photos and stories with us. We really do appreciate the time and effort that you put into this contest. Without your participation, this contest would not have been the success that it was!

The judges’ decision process was predicated on two criteria:

1. Quality of the photograph.
2. The short story tying the photograph to the individual’s visit to the Monterey Peninsula.
Let me just say that the judges had a very hard time choosing the winners. There was a wonderful array of photographs and short stories from which to choose!

Now, without further ado, here are the winners for the Carmel Mission Inn’s “Wish You Were Here!” Photo Contest:

Aussie Dog Kyle on Carmel Beach

Diane Bodtker – First Place Winner

“My Aussie, Kyle, turned 10 years old this year. For his birthday, we took him to his favorite place in the world — Carmel. He ran free on the beach where he made several new doggy friends, went shopping at all the dog-friendly shops and art galleries, was served grilled chicken made just for dogs at Forge In the Forest, and, of course, stayed at his favorite dog-friendly hotel, the Carmel Mission Inn.”

A Close Up of a Seagull taken along the Monterey Peninsula

Second Place Winner -Clarissa Cervantes

“I’m not a Parisian, but my husband and I love to have outdoor “luncheon”. The Monterey Peninsula is the perfect place to enjoy great family time and nature with many public access areas for walking, picnicking and tide pool exploration. This seagull became our close friend during one of our breakfast by the sea. We name it CLOSER, because even though he got really close to us; he was very friendly and playful enabling this beautiful portrait. We stay a Carmel Mission Inn a few years ago and had a great time full of memories; always when we come back to the Peninsula we make a point to visit the property.”

Big Sur Under Moonlight

Third Place Winner :
Michelle Wilson

“Carmel Mission Inn served as home base for a photography workshop I attended. I LOVE the Big Sur Coast and will use CMI as home base again.”

Congratulations to all of our winners! In order to claim your fabulous prizes, please email your contact information to denise at carmelmissioninn dot com.
Again, we want to thank everyone for their participation and for their support of the Carmel Mission Inn! We hope that during your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula you will stay with us again!
Check our blog and our Facebook page in the coming days for the unveiling of our next contest!

Yours in Travel,
Elizabeth Steen
Carmel Mission Inn

PS- The holidays are almost here, but never fear! The Carmel Mission Inn has rates that will bring you much cheer! Call us and ask about our CMI 2012 Holiday Special rates. 1-800-348-9090.