Fight Litter with Photos!

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on September 26, 2017

Kids—as another new school year approaches, grab your cameras and mobile devices and take photos of the worst examples of litter in your Pennsylvania neighborhood.  To focus attention on the litter problem, PRC is conducting its annual Lens On Litter Photo Contest, with a deadline of October 31, 2017.

In the student category, three prizes will be awarded with the first place winner receiving $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250.  The same prizes will also be awarded in an adult category.  Entries should help bring awareness to how litter threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment or wildlife.  Entries will be judged on six criteria; anti-litter message, originality, photographic technique, quality of photo, originality of title and severity of the litter.  Contestants are also encouraged to initiate a clean-up of the subject area and provide a photo of the results of your efforts.

Entries (limit five per person, no smaller than 4×6 and no bigger than 8×10) should be sent to PRC Lens On Litter Contest, 3606 Providence Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.  High resolution digital submissions may be sent to [email protected].  On a 3×5 card, all entries (including digital) must include the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, title given to photo and location of litter site.  Students should also include age, grade and name of school.  Photos will not be returned and will become the property of PRC.

Sponsors for the 2017 contest include Sheetz, Inc., Wegmans, Sustainable Solutions Corp., and The Fresh Grocer.  Questions may be directed to [email protected] and additional information, as well as previous winners, can be found here.

Categories: Litter