Pennypack Photo Contest for Summer-Fall 2016
A highlight of the new contest is an expanded slideshow with more awards and recognition for all registered photographers.


Photographers are invited to submit images taken between Monday, Jun. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.


All submitted photos will be judged by a panel of three photography experts who will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries in each of 7 categories. Additional photos in each category will be selected for Honorable Mention.  In addition, for the first time, Dr. David Robertson, Director of the Trust, will present the Pennypack Director’s Choice Award for the image that best exemplifies the Trust’s mission.


Awards will be announced at a slideshow in early Dec. at the Pennypack Trust's Visitor Center.

In addition, during the slideshow each photographer will have the opportunity to comment on one of his/her photos--where taken, why taken, lens used, etc.

[TENTATIVE at this time]:1st, 2nd, 3rd place photos will be displayed, and may be placed for sale, at the Orchard Artworks gallery in Bryn Athyn in 2017, beginning with a reception to meet the photographers. All photographers entering the contest who are awarded a
1st, 2nd, 3rd place prize will be encouraged to frame and display their winning photos. Details for will be available prior to the show. Advice and suggestions for matting and framing will be provided upon request.

The Pennypack Photo Contest was conceived and originated by Jared Alden, who led the contest from its inception in 2010 until 2013. The Summer-Fall 2016 Contest builds on that tradition through the contributions of a working group consisting of Jim Collins, Ernest Koch, Peter Gkonos, David Robertson (Executive Director of the Pennypack Trust) and David Rosenthal, and with input from several other photographers who have participated in past contests.

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Pennypack Director David Robertson (r) talks about the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust with contest founder Jared Alden