2015 Jon Schwartz

January 22, 2016

Forty Fort Photographer wins PA Parks and Forests Foundation Photo Contest

(Camp Hill, PA)- Jon Schwartz of Forty Fort, PA won 1st place in the Young Photographers category of The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s (PPFF) Through the Seasons 2015 Photo Contest. The winning photograph featured an image of a starry night at Lackawanna State Forest.

“The sky was clear and the stars were bright, what more inspiration do you need?” Jon says. “State parks and forests have dark skies and excellent fishing. They also offer the best camping in the area.”

The PPFF contest included six categories: Black and White, Capture the Seasons, Friends and Family Fun, Young Photographers (photographers aged 10-21), Historical Gems, and Nature Up Close. All photos had to be taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest and judging was done by popular vote on Facebook and critics’ choice. The winning photographs may be viewed at the Foundation’s Facebook page, as well as and other electronic communications including Take Five: Fridays with Pam and Explore: Pennsylvania’s Outdoors in your Inbox.

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About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation works to ensure that there is a place and an experience for everyone in the outdoors. The mission of the foundation is to promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism. There are 38 chapters of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation across the state.

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