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Newsday's 2019 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge contestants

More than 75 readers attended the 13th annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Farmingdale State College on Friday, Aug. 23.

William Bouziotis

William Bouziotis, of Northport, shows off his 3-pound,
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William Bouziotis, of Northport, shows off his 3-pound, 11.5-ounce tomato.

This 3-pound, 11.5-ounce tomato was grown by Dr.
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This 3-pound, 11.5-pound tomato was grown by Bouziotis, a dentist from Northport, and was the winner for heaviest tomato.

William Bouziotis' winning tomato tipped the scale at
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Bouziotis' winning tomato tipped the scale at 3-pounds, 11.5-pounds.

Abigail Jacob

Abigail Jacob, 9, of Syosset, and her small
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Abigail Jacob, 9, of Syosset, shows her small tomato.

Abigail Jacob (9) of Syosset looks on as
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Abigail looks on as her small tomato is measured.

Vincenzo Abbatiello

Vincenzo Abbatiello, 8, of Greenlawn, watches as his
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Vincenzo Abbatiello, 8, of Smithtown, checks the weight of his tomato.

Vincenzo AbbatielloÕs tomato on the scale at Farmingdale
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Vincenzo's tomato being weighed.

Gary Schaffer

Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst shows off his tomato
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Gary Schaffer, of Lindenhurst, shows off his tomato.

Craig White

Craig White of Rockville Centre and his tomato
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Craig White, of Rockville Centre, with his tomato.

Sandra Oppedisano

Sandra Oppedisano of Franklin Square and her small
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Sandra Oppedisano, of Franklin Square, and her small tomato.

James Dunn

James Dunn, 5, of Northport waits as his
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James Dunn, 5, of Northport, and his tomato.

Anthony Maltese

Anthony Maltese of North Massapequa presents his tomato
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Anthony Maltese, of North Massapequa, presents his tomato for weighing to Jessica Damiano.

Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell of Islip and his tomato at
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Ed Mitchell, of Islip, and his tomato.

Jack Cortelyou

Jack Cortelyou of Smithtown shows off his prize-winning
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Jack Cortelyou, of Smithtown, shows off his misshapen tomato, which won the Ugliest category.

Jack CortelyouÕs ugly tomato at Farmingdale State College
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Cortelyou's "ugly" tomato.

Evan Gottesman

Evan Gottesman, 14, of Farmingville shows off his
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Evan Gottesman, 14, of Farmingville, shows off his winning tomato.

Sandralee Capitain

Sandralee Capitain of North Babylon and her winning
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Sandralee Capitain, of North Babylon, and her small tomato.

Symphony Flores

Symphony Flores (4) of Islip Terrace and her
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Symphony Flores, 4, of Islip Terrace, and her small tomato.

Walter O'Brisky

Walter OÕBrisky of Westbury and his tomato at
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Walter O'Brisky, of Westbury, and his tomato.

Lucianna Albertelli

Lucianna Albertelli (6) of Franklin Square looks on
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Lucianna Albertelli, 6, of Franklin Square, looks on as her small tomato is measured.

Jane Margolin

Jane Margolin of Huntington Station and her tomato
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Jane Margolin, of Huntington Station, and her tomato.

Corinn Kraemer

Corinn Kraemer of Bohemia shows her small tomatos
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Corinn Kraemer, of Bohemia, shows her small tomatoes.

Colleen Cloud

Colleen Cloud of West Islip and her tomato
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Colleen Cloud, of West Islip, shows her tomato.

Janet Hart

Janet Hart of Lindenhurst and her tomato entry
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Janet Hart, of Lindenhurst, and her tomato.

janet HartÕs tomato on the scale at Farmingdale
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Hart's tomato on the scale.

George and Christina Topis

Christina Topis shows a smart phone photo of
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Christina Topis shows a cellphone photo of a tomato dish she made, to the delight of her husband, George.

George and Christina Topis of Lynbrook bring their
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The Topis', of Lynbrook, bring their tomatoes to the scale.

George and Christina TopisÕs entry on the scale
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The Topis' entry on the scale.

Joseph Ferraro

Joseph FerraroÕs small tomato is measured at Farmingdale
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Joseph Ferraro's small tomato is measured.

Joseph Ferraro of Dix Hills and his small
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Ferraro, of Dix Hills, and his small tomato entry.

Kyle Freedman-Avena

Kyle Fereedman Avena of Huntington, right, weighs his
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Kyle Freedman-Avena, of Huntington, has his tomato weighed.

Kyle Freedman AvenaÕs tomato entry at Farmingdale State
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Freedman-Avena's tomato entry.

Molly Ammaturo

Molly AmmaturoÕs ugly tomato entry at Farmingdale State
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Molly Ammaturo's "ugly" tomato entry.

Tony Corsentino

Tony Corsentino of Mineola shows off his tomato
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Tony Corsentino shows off his tomato before it's judged.

Tony Corsentino shows off his large and small
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Corsentino shows off his large and small tomatoes.

Tony CorsentinoÕs small tomatos are measured for smallness
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Corsentino's small tomatoes are measured.

Meryl Hart

Meryl Hart of Lindenhurst and her tomato entry
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Meryl Hart, of Lindenhurst, and her tomato entry.

Meryl HartÕs tomato on the scale at Farmingdale
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Hart's tomato on the scale.

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