Each year, the Woods Hole Inn holds a very special contest where we ask guests to wear our distinctive t-shirt to a far flung or unique spot, take a photo and submit it to our Cape Cod photo contest. We are pleased to share the 2014 winners of this wonderful tradition, who will receive free nights at the Woods Hole Inn and other treats for their efforts.
The 2014 contest wrapped up in April of this year with submissions from far and wide — amazing locations as far away as Machu Picchu (two submissions actually!), the Great Wall of China, and Istanbul. Others managed to wow us with images from closer to home — up in the rigging of a 126 foot Schooner and aerial yoga were some of the most unique we’ve ever received. But the winning submission was the one that touched our hearts.
Jeanette is a professional dancer with the Miami City ballet, one of the largest ballet companies in the nation. After visiting the Woods Hole Inn in July 2013, Jeanette experienced every dancer’s nightmare: a torn tendon in her ankle which required major surgery. Her first submission pictures Jeanette in her hospital bed in a Woods Hole Inn tee. And miraculously, just a few short months later, she is back out on the stage performing a grand mattement again wearing her comphy tee. We are thrilled that our simple shirt was useful to her, and came along for the tough ride. I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeannette, once again, for sharing her special story with all of us and we look forward to welcoming her to the inn for her free nights stay plus lobster tacos in our farm-to-table restaurant Quicks Hole Taqueria.
The 2015 photo contest is just getting off the ground with the first entries in this week and posted on our Facebook page! We look forward to viewing your entries, wild and blustery or beautiful and serene from places as close as Boston to as distant as Timbuktu. Submissions can be made by e-mail or on our Facebook page, and come with your permission to use your image here. To vote for the audience favorite and see the newest entries to the 2015 contest, please visit this tab at WoodsHoleVacation.com.
Thank you to all who wear our tee to all corners of the world. Here are the other 2014 winners, with special thanks to all for joining in the fun: