The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) recently announced the winners of the 10th Annual Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna Greenway.
The photo contest drew images from across the Susquehanna Greenway and saw its largest ever submissions count totaling 768 entries.
These stunning photos were presented to a select group of judges who based their decisions on adherence to the category theme, composition, and quality. This year’s categories included Treasured River Towns, Treasured Landscapes, Susquehanna Adventures, and Wildlife.
“I was blown away by not only the raw talent evident in the photography but the beauty that is Pennsylvania” explains John Booth, Director of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and one of the judges for this year’s contest.
Scott Canouse’s photo from Berwick, PA was named 1st Place Winner in the Wildlife category. The image depicts a snapping turtle appearing to wave a friendly hello as he rolls over in the waters of Briar Creek Lake of Columbia County.
In addition to receiving cash prizes, the contest winners will have their photos printed, framed, and displayed as part of a traveling gallery that will exhibit across the Susquehanna Greenway throughout the year. Locations for the gallery can also be found on SGP’s website.
“SGP seeks to inspire and celebrate the connections that are shared between our communities and the Susquehanna River,” says SGP Executive Director Corey Ellison. “Our annual photo contest provides one way of fostering this connection by encouraging people to get out on the Greenway and explore the Susquehanna through a camera lens.”
The winning images will make their debut at the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership’s upcoming event, a Susquehanna Photo Cruise on the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat in Williamsport, PA. Attendees will enjoy access to the gallery while experiencing a 1.5-hour sunset cruise on the Susquehanna River. It’s a great chance to meet some of the photographers and learn about Greenway projects in the area. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at susquehannagreenway.org/scenes.
The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River. The mission of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is to continue to grow the Greenway by building connections along the Susquehanna River, inspiring people to engage with the outdoors, and transforming communities into places where people want to live, work, and explore. Learn more at susquehannagreenway.org.