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Newsday's 2018 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge contestants

More than 150 readers attended the 12th annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Aug. 30....

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More than 150 readers attended the 12th annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday's headquarters in Melville on Aug. 30.

Anthony Maltese

Anthony Maltese, 86, of North Massapequa, holds his winning 3 pound, 8.5 ounce tomato during the 12th annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday headquarters in Melville on Aug. 30.

Anthony Maltese weighs his tomato.

Anthony Maltese weighs his tomato.

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Anthony Maltese weighs his tomato.

Anthony Maltese is named the winner of the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge.

Anthony Maltese receives his award from Newsday's Jessica Damiano.

Anthony Maltese is awarded his prize.

Peter Notarnicola

Peter Notarnicola weighs his tomato.

Peter Notarnicola weighs his tomato.

Peter Notarnicola weighs his tomato.

Peter Notarnicola weighs his tomato.

Joe Solarino

Garden columnist Jessica Damiano shows the crowd Joe Solarino's tomato.

Joe Solarino poses with his "ugly" tomato.

Joe Solarino of Melville wins in the ugliest tomato category. 

Joe Solarino

Joe Solarino receives his award from Newsday's Jessica Damiano.

Joe Solarino receives his award.

Joe Solarino receives his award.

Joe Solarino receives his award.

Benjamin Alcine

Benjamin Alcine, 14, of New Hyde Park, weighs his tomato.

Benjamin Alcine holds his tomato.

Benjamin Alcine weighs his tomato.

Christina Kraemer

Christina Kraemer, of Bohemia, weighs her tomato. 

Gary Schaffer

Gary Schaffer, of Lindenhurst, weighs his tomato.

Wyatt DePace

Wyatt DePace's tomato is weighed during the tomato challenge.

Linda Prince

Linda Prince, of North Bellmore, weighs her tomato.

Corinn Kraemer

Corinn Kraemer, of Bohemia, holds out her tiny tomato. Kraemer, 19, won in the Smallest Tomato category for the second straight year. 

Corinn Kraemer accepts her prize.

Frank Rasizzi

Frankie Rasizzi, of Northport, weighs his tomato. Rasizzi, 15, reigned in the Ages 13-17 category with his 2-pound, 3.5-ounce tomato of an unknown variety.

Gregory Nurick

Gregory Nurick, 6, of Seaford, stops by the Tomato Challenge.

Catarina Rasizzi

Catarina Rasizzi, of Northport, holds her "ugly" tomato.

Donna Rasizzi

Donna Rasizzi weighs her tomato.

Frankie Rasizzi

Frankie Rasizzi, of Northport, weighs his tomato.

Frankie Rasizzi, of Northport, accepts a prize for his winning tomato.

Walter O'Brisky

Walter O'Brisky, of Westbury, weighs his tomato.

John Feder

John Feder weighs his tomato.

Lizet Dobin

Lizet Dobin, 42, of Dix Hills, helps measure her tomato.

Lizet Dobin's tomato is being measured.

Antonio Turturiei

Antonio Turturiei, 6, of Shirley, weighs his tomato.

Antonio Turturiei, 6, of Shirley, holds his tomato.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, of Franklin Square, weighs his tomato.

Alby Cerrone

Eight-month old Alby Cerrone, of Bellerose, attends his first Tomato Challenge.

Alby Cerrone, 8 months, of Bellrose, gets help weighing his tomato. 

Taline Vartanian

The tiny tomato of Taline Vartanian, 10, of Garden City, is measured.

Taline Vartanian's tomato is measured.

Nairi Vartanian

Nairi Vartanian, 13, of Garden City, weighs her tomato.

Tony Corsentino

Tony Corsentino, of Mineola, weighs his tomato.

Tony Corsentino's tomato is weighed.

A tiny tomato is entered in the Tomato Challenge.

Arkapiusz Szczypior

Arkapiusz Szczypior, 41, of Lindenhurst, has his tomatoes weighed.

Arkapiusz Szczypior's tomato is being weighed.