Thursday, September 22, 2016

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Releases Complete List Of Photo Contest Winners

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Thursday announced the complete list of winners of the 5th annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna.
“All of the entrants in the contest brought us great scenes and stories from the Susquehanna River, and the overall, category winners showed us what a beautiful, powerful and treasured place we have in our own backyard,” said Corey BeVier, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.
The finalists’ photos, including the People’s Choice, will be framed and featured in the SGP Photo Contest traveling gallery, which travels to towns and businesses along the Susquehanna Greenway Corridor.
The gallery will be moving monthly to different locations so travelers and citizens of each area can view each winning photo, as well as past contest winners.
The winners for 2016 are--
Landscape Category
1st Place - Patrick Greenabaum, Lewisburg, PA
2nd Place - Rita Kurtz, Isle of Que, Selinsgrove, PA
3rd Place - Scott Hafer, Hyner View State Park, Hyner, PA
River Towns Category
1st Place- Michael Dreese Northumberland, PA  (Photo)
2nd Place - Michael Sheely, Wrightsville, PA
3rd Place - Jeanne Kenney, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Smiling Faces Category
1st Place - Rita Kurtz, Selinsgrove, PA                          
2nd Place- Jeanne Kenney, Wikes Barre, PA.
3rd Place- Rita Kurtz, Selinsgrove, PA
Youth Category
1st Place: Devin DePamphilis, Harrisburg, PA
People's Choice Category
Patrick Greenabaum, Williamsport, PA.
Click Here to see each winning photograph and a description by the photographer.
Category winners received a cash prize ranging from $150 for 1st place to $50 for 3rd place; Youth Category had one winner selected.
The People’s Choice category was selected by popular vote from the honorable mentions. The winning image was the top vote recipient of more than 1,275 votes received over social media.
The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River and its West Branch.
Over 500 miles in the length, the Greenway is one of our state’s greatest resources, conserving the environment for all living things, and creating recreational opportunities for healthy communities.
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 Facebook.

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