NEW YORK, NY. – Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a certified woman-owned business (WBE/DBE/SBE/WBENC), is proud to announce that Senior Photographer Zac Stokes has won top honors in ENR’s annual “2017 Year in Construction” photo contest and will be featured on the cover of the magazine later this month.

“My main goal is to make the client look good; finding that something special that tells a great story. Having an image recognized as one of the best of 2017 is a real honor,” Stokes said.

Zac captured the award-winning image while documenting the construction of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (replacement of the Tappan Zee) for the Tappan Zee Constructors. Stokes has been working on the massive New York State project for several years, providing support with public involvement efforts, the website, construction photography, video productions and more.

“The photos we’ve captured over the years on the Tappan Zee replacement project have been really incredible – telling the story of the talented men and women who work hard every day, and this photo Zac took keeps that vision in mind. We’re so very proud of his dedication to quality imagery for our clients,” said Chris Stokes, Vice President and Creative Director.

For the past 15 years ENR has published the images that capture the industry. They receive thousands of entries each year, all vying for the ever-elusive cover shot. This is not Zac’s first time to make the cut as he was selected as an honoree in 2014 and 2015. This year’s contest judges selected winners due to their touch of artfulness, skill, planning, attention to detail and a strong sensibility for construction safety. Zac is also the company’s Safety Supervisor and takes that role seriously when shooting on location.

The 37 winning photos will be published in the 2017 ENR Photo Contest Winners Gallery in the January 2018 issue, as well as in a winners gallery available online at


 About Stokes Creative Group, Inc.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service marketing firm with more than 30 years in business, specializing in the transportation and construction industries. Their diverse creative expertise allows them to provide unique approaches to achieve clients’ specific business objectives. Additionally, their goal is helping clients tell inspirational stories of success and triumph, setting them apart from the competition and ultimately growing their business.

Stokes is as unique as their clientele, and has had the pleasure of working directly with industry leaders. They have offices throughout the East Coast including New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida.

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