The 2019 Commemoration is excited to announce the winners of the American Evolution 2019 Reflections Photo Contest! We selected the three images below from many wonderful submissions in each of the three categories: Professional, Organization and Amateur.

We asked that everyone be a part of history and the 2019 Commemoration’s legacy by submitting photographs and sharing your Virginia 2019 Commemoration experiences with us. Submissions were accepted from October 17, 2019 until January 5, 2020.

Winning Submissions


Winner: Stephen Wozny

Photograph captured by Stephen Wozny at the African Naming and Cleansing Ceremony at Buckroe Beach during the First African Landing Commemorative Weekend.


Winner: Pulaski County

Photograph captured by Guy Smith for Pulaski County of the local Black History Month display at the Pulaski County Library.


Winner: Robert K. Van Ness

Photograph captured by Robert K. Van Ness of the reenactment of the first Thanksgiving in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation during the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival.

Thank you for your contributions!

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