Pennsylvania Resources Council had a great response from residents across the Commonwealth participating in the 2020 Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest! The entries were categorized by students and adults, judging was conducted and following are the results:
In the student category, the winner of the $500 first-place prize was Emanual Knouse of Latrobe, an 18-yr. old 12th grade student at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. Emanual’s photo titled “Tired of Litter” shows a black & white glimpse of a pile of discarded tires in the foreground of a seemingly quiet, peaceful area. The judges awarded the second-place prize of $250 to Kaylin Foss, a 17-yr. old 12th grade student from Mifflinburg who attends Mifflinburg Area High School. Her photo titled “Be a Part of the Solution, Not the Pollution” depicts litter surrounding a chalk drawing of earth and the statement “There is no planet “B.” The third-place prize of $100 was won by Kinley Manges from Valencia, a 4th grade student at Mars Area Elementary School. Kinley’s photo titled “Litter Litter” shows tubs of kitty litter and other trash dumped amongst fallen leaves.
The winner of the $500 first-place prize in the adult category was Mindy Houser of Coraopolis. Mindy’s photo titled “Toad”ally Recycle” shows a toad resting on top of a littered bag that says “Recycle”. Britta Manges of Valencia was awarded the second-place prize of $250 for her photo titled “Foundation for the Next Generation” depicting a child (her daughter Kinley the 3rd place student winner) standing in a wooded area atop a pile of discarded debris. The judges awarded the third-place prize of $100 to Tyler McCandless of Apollo. His photo titled “Tired Waterfall” shows a peaceful waterfall as seen through the center of an abandoned tire.
Exposure leads to prevention! The objective of PRC’s Lens on Litter Contest is to focus public attention on the problems of litter in Pennsylvania. Photos help to heighten litter consciousness by showing how it threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment, pets and wildlife. PRC encourages students and adults to enter the 2021 Lens on Litter Contest, which opens on for entries on January 1st and closes October 31st. For more information and to see all winning photos, visit prc.org/lens-litter/.
PRC greatly appreciates the participation of the sponsors of Lens on Litter 2020—Carolyn Capaldi, Robert & Mary Capaldi, Sheetz, Inc. and Google!