Enter 2023 “Lens on Litter” photo contest

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on January 5, 2023

PRC is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest.


The Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest is a statewide photography contest rewarding amateur photographers who snap unusual or eye-catching images of litter across the Commonwealth. The purpose is not to glorify litter but to bring awareness to how litter threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment and wildlife.

Who: The contest is open to Pennsylvania amateur photographers only.

Where: The photos must be taken in Pennsylvania by Commonwealth residents.

Judging:  Entries will be judged on six criteria: 1. anti-litter message 2. originality 3. photographic technique 4. quality of photo 5. originality of title and 6. severity of the litter.

Prizes: A top prize of $500 will be awarded in each of two categories: adult and student (through Grade 12). Four additional prizes will be awarded with second-place winners receiving $250 and third-place winners receiving $100 in each group.

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Details:  Instructions and online entry form found at https://prc.org/programs/projects/lens-litter/

Sponsors: We welcome any person or organization interested in becoming a sponsor to join us in this effort to fight litter blight.

Categories: Litter