Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on November 29, 2021

Congratulations to the six winners of PRC’s 2021 Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest! 

PRC experienced an enthusiastic response from residents across the Commonwealth participating in the competition, which divided entries into student and adult categories.

Since exposure leads to prevention, the objective of PRC’s Lens on Litter Photo 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. To learn more about the contest, visit https://prc.org/programs/projects/lens-litter/ .

PRC thanks sponsors of Lens on Litter 2021: Carolyn Capaldi, Robert & Mary Capaldi, Wawa, Inc., Sheetz, Inc., Wegmans and the Warren County Visitors Bureau!

A panel of judges selected the following entries as 2021 winning photos.


1st PLACE ($500 prize):  Zoe Broyles, Pittsburgh, 16, 11th-grade student at Fox Chapel Area High School, “Rachel Carson’s Dream”

2nd PLACE ($250 prize):  Brendan Davis, Columbus, 10, 6th-grade student at Corry Alliance Academy, “Junk Exhaustion”

3rd PLACE ($100 prize):  Brianna Smithwick, Swissvale, 10, 4th-grade student at Turtle Creek Elementary STEAM Academy, “Let’s Snap Up Litter!”



1st PLACE ($500 prize):  Richard Oberndorf , Wexford, “Teach Your Babies to Respect Our Waterways!”

2nd PLACE ($250 prize):  Nancy Furbee, Sewickley, “Barreling Along to Remove Trash on the Shenango”

3rd PLACE ($100 prize):  Carye Bye, Pittsburgh, “Happy un-Earth Day!”



Categories: Litter