Monday, November 27, 2023

PA Resources Council Announces Winners Of 2023 Gene Capaldi Lens On Litter Photo Contest

On November 27, the
PA Resources Council announced the winners of the 2023 Gene Capaldi Lens On Litter Photo Contest from the enthusiastic submissions from all across Pennsylvania.

Student Category

In the student category, the winner of the $500 first place prize is Jason Joniec of  Millersville, a 17-yr. old 12th grade student at Penn Manor High School

Jason’s photo titled “Natural Grown Couch” pictures an abandoned couch bordering a wooded area. 

The judges awarded the second place prize of $250 to Christianna Wright from Fenelton, a 17-yr. old 11th grade student at Butler Area Senior High School

Christianna’s photo titled “Peck out Litter” shows a bird feeder sadly filled to the brim with trash. 

The third place prize of $100 was won by Brodie Bard, a 16-yr. old 11th grade student from Pittsburgh who attends the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy

Brodie’s photo titled “A Water Bottle Wonderland” depicts discarded water bottles along a river with a picturesque skyline in the distance.

Click Here to see all the 2023 winning photos.  [when posted]

Adult Category

The winner of the $500 first place prize in the adult category was Jason Bye of Pittsburgh

Jason’s photo titled “Let’s Not Walk Away From Trash” shows a crosswalk signal surrounded by mounds of litter. 

The judges awarded the second place prize of $250 to Cassie Frack of York

Her photo titled “Unintended Catch” pictures a dead bird sadly caught in fishing line left hanging from a tree. 

Larissa Gula of Carnegie was awarded the third place prize of $100 for her photo titled “Off Roading: Dumpsite Edition,” picturing a toy vehicle amongst dumped tires and other debris. 

Click Here to see all the 2023 winning photos[when posted]

Exposure Leads To Prevention

The objective of PRC’s Lens on Litter Contest is to focus public attention on the problems of litter in Pennsylvania. 

Photos help to heighten litter consciousness by showing how it threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment, pets and wildlife. 

PRC encourages students and adults to enter the 2024 Lens on Litter Contest, which opens for entries on January 1st and closes October 31st. 

For more information and to see all winning photos, visit PRC’s Lens On Litter Contest webpage. [when posted]

PRC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of our volunteer judging panel and sponsors of Lens on Litter 2023—Carolyn Capaldi, Robert & Mary Capaldi, Sheetz, Inc. and Wegmans!

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns, watershed and other initiatives. 

(Photos: Student First Place - "Natural Grown Couch” by Jason Joniec of Millersville; Adult First Place- “Let’s Not Walk Away From Trash” by Jason Bye of Pittsburgh.)

[Posted: November 27, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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