The contest was held in partnership with the Pocono Photo club. Judges for 2024 were Darice Pauselius, (Pocono Arts Council), Kathleen Reilly (Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau), and Kevin Furst (Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau) - huge thank you to all three judges!!! It's a tough job! The Winners in each of the 4 categories are:
Honorable Mentions were also chosen to be in the calendar to fill out the 12 months and cover. They are allow shown below. Thank you for all of us at the Friends for the excellent photographers entered this year!!
The annual contest takes submissions that feature the wildlife, beautiful scenery, historical structures, and fun activities one can find in the Park. They can be taken on either side of the Delaware River and there is no dating limit on when the photos were taken, but they must be taken by you.
The calendar pictures are shown in order below (verticals are cropped for website, but not for the calendar):
Cover - Paul Kovalski Jr - Delaware River from Mt Tammany
Jan - Richard Cramer - Dingmans Falls Walkway
Feb - Stephen Warshaw - Red Bellied Woodpecker McDade Trail
Mar - Eric Goins - Zimmerman Farm
Apr - Maurie Harmon - Hackers Falls
May - Charlie Fineran - Bear cubs Donkey Hollow Trail
Jun - Richard Cramer - Bushkill Access
Jul - Paul Kovalski Jr. - Cinnabar Chanterelle Mushroom Fossil Trail
Aug - Richard Cramer - Millbrook Village wagon
Sep - Stephen Warshaw - Cedar Waxwing Milford Beach
Oct - Maurie Harmon - Hidden Lake
Nov - Karen Keenan -Smithfield Beach
Dec - Thomas Dillon - Raymondskill Falls, tallest in PA
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