Senator’s Photo Contest Entry Deadline Nears


Sen. Lisa Baker reminds residents of – and visitors to – the 20th District that her third annual “Scenes From the 20th Senatorial District” Photo Contest will receive entries through Thursday, Sept. 15. Voting on photos entered the next day, with the top three from each of the four seasons garnering an appearance in the senator’s 2017 calendar. Last year’s winners from the Endless Mountains included Sherry Eastwood of Tunkhannock (top) and Janie Stabinsky (above) of Mehoopany.

We have received so many wonderful photos depicting the tranquility of our northeast corner of Pennsylvania, whether it is our abundant wildlife, historic architecture, picturesque landscapes or scenic sunsets,” Baker said. “I know that the onset of county fair season and back-to-school events will offer even more opportunities for photographs that would make for good entries.”

I encourage everyone to take their cameras or phones to the many wonderful fairs throughout the 20th District and get images of those fun rides, exhibits and family members enjoying the mouth-watering fair food,” Baker added.

The Harford Fair, for example, runs from Aug. 22 to 28 and The Wyoming County Community Fair is slated for Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

Those who can not make it to one of the fairs are encouraged to visit state parks, community gatherings, church bazaars, sporting events and day trips that would make for worthy photo entries, Baker suggested.

This photo contest is a great opportunity for residents, business owners and visitors to showcase the region and to share with our neighbors throughout the 20th District what makes their hometown or favorite spot to visit so special.

Contestants can view the rules and submit their favorite photographs by logging on to through Sept. 15. Voters will be permitted to cast one vote per IP address per day through Friday, Oct. 14.

The contest is open to everyone, regardless of where they live, but photos must have been taken in the 20th Senatorial District, which includes all of Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties and portions of Luzerne and Susquehanna counties.

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