First Columbia Bank & Trust Photo Contest Returns

Berwick, PAFirst Columbia Bank & Trust Co. will host their second annual Photography Competition on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at the Berwick First Presbyterian Church, 320 Market St., Berwick, PA. The Bank is a proud supporter of local artists and art programs within the local community and looks forward to spotlighting these talented individuals at the competition.

The contest features local photographers who reside or study within a 50 mile radius of any First Columbia Bank location. The competition is free to enter. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate along with students enrolled at local universities. Participants under the age of 18 will require a parental consent form. Entry packets can be picked up at any First Columbia Bank location beginning on August 1st, 2023 or downloaded at to be dropped off at any branch location. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 29th, 2023.

Categories are as follows: Animals/ Wildlife, Flowers, Close Up/Macro, Nature/Landscape and Black & White. Photographers may enter a maximum of three (3) photographs per category to be judged. Photographs must be the original work of the photographer and captured within the last 3 years. Employees of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. and any family members living in their household are not eligible. Digital image submissions and questions regarding the competition should be e-mailed to


The following awards will be presented at 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 15th, 2023:

  • Overall Best in Show: $125
  • First Place in each category: $100
  • Second Place in each category: $50
  • Third Place in each category: $25
  • Honorable Mention: Ribbon Only

People’s Choice: Ribbon Only