Lens on Litter photo contest opens

The state-wide Lens on Litter contest is now accepting entries. This photo, "Litter-ally Terrible," was a student finalist in 2019.

Photographers can win up to $500 in the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s annual Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest. The program is designed to call attention to careless and illegal littering, and how it threatens the environment across the Commonwealth. The deadline to enter is Oct. 31.

Photos must be taken in Pennsylvania and will be judged on six criteria: anti-litter message, originality, photographic technique, quality of photo, originality of title and severity of the litter.

Contestants (amateur photographers only) will be divided into two classes: students (through 12th grade) and adults. Six prizes (three to each group) will be awarded with the first-place winner receiving $500, second place $250 and third place $100. Entrants are also encouraged to safely coordinate a clean-up of the subject area and provide a photo of the results of their efforts. Extra points will be awarded for this effort.

Entries (limit five per person, no smaller than 4x6 and no bigger than 8x10) should be sent to PRC Lens on Litter Contest, 1671 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. High resolution digital submissions may be sent to lensonlitter@prc.org.

Include with all photos the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, title of the photo, location of litter site and how they learned of the contest. Students must also include age, grade and name of school.

Additional information can be found at prc.org/lens-litter.