2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

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 pa-mag.com/photocontest2020 in late December 2019.    

Article Topic Suggestions

The News & Views department in the May/June 2019 issue asked for possible topic ideas from our readers. Please use this form to send those ideas to us. Thanks!

Skate Location Contest JA 2019

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Glass Location Contest

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Log Cabin Location Contest

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In the March/April 2009 issue

Plenty of wildlife topics in this spring issue: photos, bear tagging, stream clean up, photographing ducks. Lots to do, too: the newly restored Memorial Hall in Philadelphia, the Omni Bedford Resort, and the amazing Jay Bee Circus in Butler County.


Shooting Ducks
A wide variety of ducks live in and migrate through Pennsylvania. Learn techniques and tips for taking excellent photos this spring. by wayne miller

Child’s Play
Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, a family playland, recently moved into Memorial Hall by jim mcclelland

Bedford Springs
Historic resort reopens as a world-class luxury destination by larry g. mckee

Back at You!
No matter how we try to blend in, our state’s wild residents almost always see us before we see them.

Round Up:

Jay Bee Circus, Festival of the Birds (Presque Isle), Sherman Theater, Hickory Run State Park, Chester County Hall of Heroes, tagging black bears, and restoring mine-drainage damaged streams

Bed & Breakfast:
Lawrence County
Book Reviews:
Spring Events Calendar :
March through mid-May
Town & Country Stories: The Geologist on the Strip
Although he dreams of his native Albania every night, Koko Prifanti has found a home in Pittsburgh, next to the cheese and olives by bette mcdevitt

Did ’ja Know? : Our Native Residents
Who were they and where did they go? This may be the easiest or the most difficult quiz in “Did ’ja Know” history—you be the judge  by publisher al holliday


New Issue features special feature on Pennsylvania Miners

Our next issue (JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2009) will feature a ten-page special article about independent miners in Schuylkill County. If you like to see more of the photos of these miners by Christian Abraham, see his FLICKR site HERE.

Here’s a preview of the cover:

CLICK the COVER for more information about what will be in this issue.


Articles in Jan./Feb. 2009 issue

This issue has the following subjects:

  • Coal mining in Schuylkill County, how the independents are struggling to continue
  • Repairing stained glass in Pittsburgh
  • Farming and living on an island in the Susquehanna in the ’30s and ’40s
  • Pittsburgh’s National Aviary
  • Winter wonderland festival at Cook Forest State Park
  • Clock and Watch Museum in Lancaster County
  • Hotel Fauchere in Milford
  • Getz Barrel Co.
  • General George G. Meade, forgotten hero of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Natural details photo essay by Greg Walker of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County

If you’d like a copy of this issue, and you’re not a subscriber, send a note to the editor at editor@pa-mag.com and request a sample.