David Walsh’s photo from the Marie Antoinette Overlook was named the 2nd Place Winner in the Landscape category. The image depicts a vast pastoral landscape so iconic to the river’s North Branch. You can see David’s photo and all the other winners on SGP’s website at www.susquehannagreenway.org and SGP’s Facebook page.
The Dietrich Theater at the Wyoming County Cultural Center in Tunkhannock is once again playing host to an exhibit of the winning images of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) 10th Annual Photo Contest. This year’s theme was Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna Greenway, and 16 stunning photos will be on display at this iconic North Branch location throughout the month of August and can be viewed during scheduled movie showtimes or by appointment.
The photo contest drew images from across the Susquehanna Greenway and saw its largest ever submissions count totaling 768 entries. Entries were presented to a select group of judges where they 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’m always impressed by the scope of the photos submitted, as well as the nuances of often familiar scenes that set some photos apart from the rest,” explains Rick Hiduk, managing editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com, and one of the judges for this year’s contest.
After the judges narrowed down each category to the top three photos, other images that scored well in the contest were posted on Facebook for the public to cast votes for four People’s Choice awards.
In addition to receiving cash prizes, the contest winners’ photos have been printed, framed, and will be displayed as part of a traveling gallery that will exhibit across the Susquehanna Greenway throughout the year.
“The photo contest provides a key touchpoint for people in locations all along the river,” explains SGP Director of Communications & Outreach, Alana Jajko, “As the traveling gallery moves from place to place, so too do the scenes of the Susquehanna, encouraging viewers to discover the beauty and resources of the Susquehanna River.”
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.