Monday, March 4, 2024

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: PA Photographers Invited to Enter Save The Bay Photo Contest

On March 4, the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation invited photographers in Pennsylvania to submit their top photographs from throughout Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)’s annual Save the Bay Photo Contest.

The deadline for entries is March 29.

CBF is seeking photos that illustrate the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and its local tributaries, as well as the plants, animals, and people that rely on it. Images depicting water. wildlife, recreation, farms, and flora will be considered. 

Photos must include a river, stream, creek, or other body of water within Pennsylvania’s portion of the Bay watershed or other parts of the Bay region itself.

Photographs captured from across the watershed are eligible and all skills levels are encouraged to participate.

“The beauty of the Bay is captured best by our everyday interactions with it,” said Jennifer Wallace, CBF’s senior creative project manager and contest organizer. “That is proven to me every year when submissions for the photo contest roll in. I am always amazed by the talent of each contestant and the benefits these photos have for our mission to save the bay.”

Voting Begins April 8

Photos will be narrowed down by a CBF panel based on subject matter, composition, focus, lighting, uniqueness, and impact. 

The public will then vote for their favorite image in the Viewer’s Choice Gallery from April 8 to April 30.

Winners will receive a one-year membership to CBF and can receive cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500. 

Winning photographs will also be featured on CBF’s website, social media, 2025 calendar, and award-winning Save the Bay magazine.

Visit the Save the Bay Photo Contest webpage for all the details.

For more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA webpage.  Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column).  Click Here to support their work.

Also visit the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership to learn how you can help clean water grow on trees.

CBF has over 275,000 members in Bay Watershed.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

The draft 2024 report has an interactive report viewer that allows you to zoom in to your own address to see if the streams near you are impaired and why.

Click Here to check out your streamsClick Here for a tutorial on using the viewer.

(Photo: “Jump Day” by Richard Howarth of Mechanicsburg, PA was taken in 2021 on the Conodoguinet Creek of young Hooded Mergansers.)

[Posted: March 4, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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