Thank you for everyone’s efforts in entering this year’s photo contest. Once again, we had the difficult time of being spoiled with an abundance of excellent entries. Picking the finalists was difficult, not to mention the challenge of choosing place and honorable mention winners.  

We appreciate everyone who sends in photos for possible use in the magazine. Within this year’s entries are many excellent photos for future issues. In the meantime, the judges are pleased to announce the winning entrants for the 2019 contest. 

Pennsylvania Towns winners are first, Rusty Glessner, State College; second, Stacey Brooks, Wrightsville; third, Joe Walakovits, Slatington; honorable mentions: Brandon Hirt, Ebensburg; George Kurzik, Hellam; Ginnie Lodge, Pottstown; and Carol Saylor, Meyersdale. These images appear throughout this issue. 

Black and White category winners are first, Matthew Malkiewicz, Mount Laurel, N.J.; second, David Kasuba, Johnstown; third, Bill Rodgers, Blairsville; honorable mentions: Bobbie Alexander, Collegeville (image appears in the July/August 2019 issue); Anna Beekman, Mercersburg; William Brown, Lake Ariel; Marla Burke, Quakertown; Rusty Glessner, State College; Brian Hare, Perkasie; Brandon Hirt, Ebensburg; and James Milligan, Quakertown. These winning images will appear in the September/October 2019 issue. 

Wildlife category winners are first, Linda Seanor, Berlin; second, Charlotte Pletcher, Somerset; third, David Lamb, Newtown; honorable mentions: Pat Ashley, Mount Laurel, N.J.; Jacob Dingel, Butler; Jacqueline Henny, Lititz; David Levandusky, Weissport; Mike Morris, Harrisburg; Wilford Parker, Ellwood City; Cal Robinson, Edinboro (July/August 2019 issue’s contents pages); and David Whiteman, State College. These winning images will appear in the November/December 2019 issue. 

Next year’s categories will be Pennsylvania Fairs and Festivals, Wildlife and Scenics. Entry forms will appear in the January/February 2020 issue of the magazine and at in late December 2019.    

You can enter the contest here, or send a postcard with the page numbers to Skates, Pennsylvania Magazine, PO Box 755, Camp Hill, PA 17001-0755; prior to August 20, 2019

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