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2009 Murrysville Parks and Reserves Digital Photo Contes

Thank you to all the photographers who submitted an entry for the 2009 Murrysville Parks and Reserves Digital Photo Contest! The entry period has ended, and the contest's 94 entries have been sent to the judges. Due to the number and quality of photos, the contest organizers split “Images of animals or plants (including fungi)” into two categories: “Images of animals”, and “Images of plants (including fungi).” All of the 2009 photos are shown at:

Check back for updated information, which will be posted when the contest winners are announced. Until then, anyone interested is encouraged to visit a Murrysville park or Westmoreland Conservancy Nature Reserve with your camera to capture some photos for the next contest!


2008 Grand Prize Winning Photo by Bob Pitulski --Last year's entries--      2008 Grand Prize Winning Photo by Bob Pitulski:

Contest Categories:
      A) Open (including landscapes)
      B) Images showing enjoyment of a park or nature reserve
      C) Images of animals or plants (including fungi)
      D) Photos by young photographers (15 and under)

Contest Requirements:
  • Photos to be taken at a Murrysville park or Westmoreland Conservancy nature reserve. To learn about Murrysville parks, click on "Municipal Parks" at www.murrysville.com. To learn about Westmoreland Conservancy reserves, click on "Nature Reserves" at www.westmorelandconservancy.org
  • Limit of three (3) photo entries per contestant. Photos cannot have been previously entered in an earlier year's edition of this contest.
  • Entries must be received by email by December 31, 2009.
  • Digital images must be in jpeg format, the larger size is better, but not greater that 2048x1536 resolution. i.e. if you size is 2592 x 1944 or greater, please convert the photo to 2048x1536 before sending. 1024x768 is also acceptable.
  • Image manipulation shall be limited to cropping and minor color and contrast adjustments.
  • Contestant must be the copyright owner of submitted entry.
  • By submitting photographic work, contestant grants hosting organizations the right to royalty-free reproduction of entries for publicity, display, and fund-raising, including sale of items using the images. Every attempt will be made to credit the photographer where reasonably possible.
  • Limit of one prize per contestant.
How to Enter. Contestant must email (1) digital image of entry (2) name (3) date of photo (4) subject of photo (5) contest category (6) park or nature reserve area where photo was taken (7) age if 15 or younger (8) address (9) email address and (10) phone number (optional) to dphotomeister@gmail.com
Prizes: Modest prizes will be awarded to winning contestants.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all amateur photographers residing in Murrysville and neighboring communities.
Questions: Email photocontestquestions@earthlink.net. (Note: this address is for questions only - please submit all entries to dphotomeister@gmail.com)

Contest co-hosted by:

  • Friends of Murrysville Parks
  • Murrysville Environmental Advisory Council
  • Murrysville Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Westmoreland Conservancy


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