FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 30, 2016
PENNSYLVANIA PARKS AND FORESTS FOUNDATION DISPLAYS PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS IN CALEDONIA STATE PARK
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 in Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, PA beginning on July 8 – July 24, 2016.
The photos displayed were chosen from more than 350 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 6 categories, including Capture the Season, Friends & Family Fun, Young Photographers, Black & White, Nature Up Close and Historical Gems. Also included in the photo display are 2 Best In Show photos, awarded by overall popular vote and critics’ choice. All photos are taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest. One of the winning photos was taken in Caledonia State Park by Larry Laird.
“The photo contest visualizes all that Pennsylvanian’s hold dear about their state parks and forests,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “The stories told by the photographs and the photographic labels reflects the connection we have to these special places in the landscape.”
The 2016 Through the Seasons photo contest details are available on PPFF’s website, PaParksandForests.org. The categories include some popular categories from past contests, as well as new ones, such as Fur, Feather, Fins & Scales and My Parks & Forests.
About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 120 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 promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism.