Community Calendar

2017 Calendar Contest


Every year the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association solicits Cavendish residents for photographs to grace its community calendar. The community picks the twelve best submissions for the calendar. While the deadline is usually June 1st, this year the association has extended the deadline to June 15th.

The purpose of the calendar is to bring a greater appreciation and sense of pride about the town, which is the foundation of conservation and good stewardship. Photos must show scenes and landscapes in Cavendish and Proctorsville that are valuable for their beauty, historic significance and overall importance to the community. Pictures can include people or animals.

Please consider submitting your photos for the 2017 calendar. You must submit an 8" by 10" photo in a horizontal layout, along with your name, the name you give the picture and the general location of where the photo was taken. Submissions of digital copies on a disk are encouraged.

Application forms are available at the Cavendish Town Office, and at Crows Bakery on Depot Street, and they can be found online at  Please contact Robin at 802-226-7736 if you have questions.

Deadline extended to June 15th


The 2016 photo contest was another success with several unique pictures receiving awards.  In addition to the calendar contest, all submissions are scrutinized by a panel of judges who determine winners based on theme, color and composition.  There were three categories for judging and the winners are: 

Best in Show: Belle McKnight for her photo "New Camper" 

5 to 12 Age Group: Claire Palmer for her photo "Is it Spring Yet?" 

13 to 18 Age Group: Emery Benoit for her photo "Bumblebee on a Lilac" 

Each winner receives a prize from the CCCA. 

In the calendar contest the public is allowed to review all selections and vote for their favorites.  Twelve pictures are selected to grace the pages of the next year’s calendar and one picture is selected for the cover.  The 2016 calendar selections are: 

January - Susan Rogers  "January Ice" 

February - Tim O'Donoghue  "Look Out Below" 

March - Hans Schrag  "Vacationing in Cavendish" 

April - Gail Veheyen  "Cow Selfie" 

May - Gary McGillicot  "Feed Me" 

June - Winston Churchill  "Harbinger of Summer" 

July - Belle McKnight  "New Camper" 

August - Cheryl Leiner  "After the Rain" 

September - Pat Moore  "Proctorsville Sunrise" 

October - Jonathan Rice  "Are You Lost" 

November - Nancy Kelley  "Stick Season" 

December - Peter LaBelle  "The Fence in Winter"