Monday, July 17, 2023

Winners Named In Susquehanna Greenway Partnership 12th Annual Photo Contest; Vote For People's Choice

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna Greenway.  

Vote For People's Choice

In addition to the winning images, 12 Honorable Mentions were selected by the judges to be voted on by the public to select three People’s Choice Winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in that category. 

Votes can be cast on Facebook by "Like"-ing the images you think should be framed and included in SGP’s Traveling Photo Contest Gallery! 

Voting ends at 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, July 21st and can be accessed on SGP’s Facebook page.

“The depth of quality showcased across the entries in this year’s contest was simply fantastic,” says Shane Kiefer, Director of Marketing at the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and one of this year’s judges. “It was certainly a challenge to narrow down the field, as there was a stunning amount of distinctive wildlife photos, unique angles of river towns and well-known landmarks, and inspiring riverside adventures on display. The winning photographers can certainly be proud of their achievements.”

Grand Prize Winner

Ryan Sotelo’s photo from Bloomsburg, PA was named the overall Grand Prize winner and 1st Place winner in the River Towns Category. The image depicts stunning aerial taken at sunset over the Town of Bloomsburg on the Lower North Branch of the Susquehanna River—which just happens to be Pennsylvania’s 2023 River of the Year. 

You can see Ryan’s photo and all the other winners on SGP’s website and on SGP’s Facebook page

In addition to receiving cash prizes, the contest winners will have their photos printed, framed, and displayed as part of a traveling gallery that will exhibit across the Susquehanna Greenway throughout the year.  

“The photo contest provides a key touchpoint for people in locations all along the river,” explains SGP Director of Communications & Outreach, Alana Jajko, “As the traveling gallery moves from place to place so too do the scenes of the Susquehanna, encouraging viewers to discover the beauty and resources of the Susquehanna River.” 

“This year’s winners came from locations as far north as Wyoming County, as far south as Lancaster County, and as far West as Clearfield County, making for a collage of photos that truly showcases the wide variety of landscapes within the Susquehanna Greenway.”

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Partnership or  Like them on FacebookClick Here to support their work.

[Posted: July 17, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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