Pennypack Photo Contest for WINTER-SPRING-SUMMER 2017



NEW: Contest has been extended through summer! Photographers are invited to submit images taken between Sunday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.


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 8 categories. Additional photos in each category will be selected for Honorable Mention.  In addition, 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 to be scheduled in late Oct-early Nov starting at 7:30 pm 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.

1st, 2nd, 3rd place photos will be displayed at the Pennypack Nature Center in the Fall of 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 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 Winter-Spring-Summer 2017 Contest builds on that tradition through the contributions of a working group consisting of Fran Brown, Harris Brown, Jim Collins, Peter Gkonos, Ernest Koch, Alison Larsen, 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