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.    

AND Next Year’s Categories Announced 

Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter the contest. We enjoyed seeing all of the images (thousands) that were entered in this year’s contest. The judges have selected the following entrants’ images as this year’s winners.

Artistic Expression category winners are first, Edward Luczak, Glenshaw; second, Daniel Dibernardo, Lancaster; third, Bobbie Alexander, Collegeville; and honorable mentions: Paul W. Faust, Harrisburg; Paul Valerio, Irwin; Edward Luczak, Glenshaw; Carol Brightbill, Pottstown; and Mark Van Scyoc, Leola. These winning images appear in the July/August issue beginning on page 28.

Places category winners (appearing in the September/October 2016 issue) are first, Steven Waite, Morrisville; second, Cheryl White, Coatesville; third, Don Shenk, Lancaster; honorable mentions: Bill Sisson, Reedsville (appears in the July/August 2016  issue on pages 8-9); Phyllis Wimer, Lancaster; Elizabeth Pennock, State College; Michael Sharp, Port Matilda; Beverly Martin, Stevens; Rusty Glessner, State College; and Mary Ann Dailey, Pottstown.

Winners in the Wildlife category (appearing in the November/December 2016 issue) are first, Ruth Cosand, Pipersville; second, David Levandusky, Weissport; third, Steve Pensyl, Shamokin; honorable mentions: David Levandusky, Weiss-port; Melissa Pelczar, Landenberg (appears on page 50 in the July/August 2016  issue); Mike Vanino, Reading; Jimmy Marz, Erie; Terry Werneth, Meadville; Karen Link, Butler; Ronald Kauffman, York; and Ricardo F. Gilson, Meadville.

Next year’s categories will be Black & White, Wildlife and Scenics. Start shooting now. An entry form will appear on our website in early December.