PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION DISPLAYS PHOTO AND POSTER CONTEST WINNERS IN STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
Camp Hill, PA –The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, will display the winning photographs from its 2015 Through the Seasons photo contest, as well as the winning posters from the middle school Stewardship Contest, in the East Rotunda of the State Capitol from February 3-25, 2017.
The photos displayed were chosen from more than 400 photographs entered by both amateur and professional photographers. The display includes those awarded 1st and 2nd place by popular vote and a critics’ choice in 7 categories. Also included in the photo display are 2 Best In Show photos, awarded by overall popular vote and critics’ choice, as well as 2 honorable mentions. All photos are taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest.
The posters displayed are the winners from the Stewardship Poster Contest for middle school students. Students were asked to create a poster to inspire visitors to take care of our public lands and raise awareness of the negative impact graffiti has on our natural world.
“This display of the winning photos and posters is a great way to show the beauty of Pennsylvania, while inspiring people to become stewards of our state parks and forests,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “The stories told by the photos, as well as the posters, show the importance and need for, not only conservation and stewardship of our public lands, but the importance in investing in them for future generations.”
The 2017 Through the Seasons photo contest details are on our website, PaParksandForests.org. The categories will in include A Bit of Whimsy, Dogs in the Outdoors, Nature’s Colors, Fun in the Outdoors, and Young Photographers.
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation. paparksandforests.org @PaPFF