GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Sarasota residents Nilda and David Mager read their Observer everywhere they go â€” even Sicily, Italy!
EAST COUNTY FIRST PLACE: Lynn Jones brought her East County Observer along to the 2012 Olympics in London.
LONGBOAT FIRST PLACE: Longboat Key and Diplomat Resort residents Eddie Knoll, Larry Dick, Paul Manley, Olga Manley, Connie Grace, Virginia Tangeman, Mary Dick and Dick Grace caught up on their Longboat Observer news while at an annual July reunion in Rising Sun, Ind.
SARASOTA FIRST PLACE: After a series of successful concerts for the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy, Gloria Musicae, Sarasota's professional chorus, enjoyed a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii.
PELICAN PRESS FIRST PLACE: Adam Bright and Jim Harding caught up on their Pelican Press news before running the Boston Marathon in record heat in April.