State Resources Council’s ‘Lens on Litter’ photo contest puts pollution in the spotlight

The notorious Litterbug continues to remind us about the environmental and economic problems that litter can cause.

In previous years, the Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest showed him that the people of Pennsylvania really do care about the litter that spoils the beautiful countryside, quaint towns and busy city streets of the Commonwealth.

Unfortunately, the battle is not yet over.

To focus attention on this ugly and avoidable environmental problem, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is again taking submissions for the annual Lens on Litter Photo Contest, with a deadline of Oct. 31.

The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Whip out a camera or mobile device to snap eye-catching examples of litter in their own Pennsylvania communities.

Contestants are divided into two categories — students (through 12th grade) and adults.

Six prizes, three to each category, will be awarded with the first-place winner receiving $500, second-place $250 and third-place $100. Entrants are also encouraged to initiate a clean-up of their photographed area for extra judging points.

Entries (limit five per person, no smaller than 4×6 and no larger than 8×10) should be sent to PRC Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Contest, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063.

High resolution digital submissions may be sent to lensonlitter@prc.org. All entries (including digital) must include the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, title given to photo, location of litter site and how the participant learned about the contest.

Students should also include age, grade and name of school.

Photos submitted without all required information will be disqualified. All photos may be used by PRC at their discretion.

Program sponsors-to-date include Carolyn Capaldi, Robert and Mary Capaldi, Sheetz Inc. and Wegmans.

For complete details, previous winners and an online submission form, visit prc.org/programs/projects/lens-litter/.


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