This Year’s Winners, Next Year’s Categories Announced

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year’s photo contest. We received more than 2,400 images, and just picking the finalists was difficult, let alone the challenge of choosing place and honorable mention winners. We appreciate everyone who sent in photos for the contest. The judges are pleased to announce these winning entrants for the 2023 contest.

Feathered Friends category winners, appearing in the July/August 2023 issue, are first, William Berteotti, Bridgeville; second, Mark Boyd, Conestoga; third, Aziz Alhusaini, Boalsburg; honorable mentions: Warren Barton, Mars; Shawn Covington, Stoneboro; Jerry Esh, Gap; Anthony Harnish, Lancaster ; Rick Hess, Boiling Springs; Daniel Kalamarides, Philadelphia; Rich Reed, Sandy Lake; Kim Reese, Hershey; and Sandra Rothenberg, Warren.

The Town and Urban Life category winners are first, Jeff Tapolci, Eighty Four; second, Keith Spangler, Mechanicsburg; third, Tom Powell, Coudersport; honorable mentions: Joel Appleman, Watsontown; Patricia Falco, Orwigsburg; Ron Geib, Manheim; William B. Hampton, Levittown; Brandon Hirt, Ebensburg; Catherine Kerr, New Hope; Vince Pellegrini, Wyomissing; and Phyllis Wimer, Lancaster. These images will appear in the September/October 2023 issue.

The Country Views winners are first, Brandon Hirt, Ebensburg; second, Alycia Paulus, Carlisle; third, David Stackhouse, Lancaster; honorable mentions: Waseh Ahmad, Reading; Milan Christi, Myerstown; Stephen Conroy, Huntingdon Valley; Deb Kreider, Cleona; Jack Puhl, Lake Ariel; Cal Robinson, Edinboro; and Matt Shank, Yeagertown. These will appear in the November/December 2023 issue.

2024 Photo Contest Categories

  • Legged Wildlife (mammals, insects, amphibians, etc.)
  • Overviews and Vistas (shots taken from on high or from a vista)
  • Altered Images (artistic touches put to images).

Entry forms will appear in the January/February 2024 issue of the magazine and on our website in early January.