2022 TWEP Photography Contest

2022 TWEP Photography Contest

Photographs can be film based or digital, color or black and white.
Up to three (3) photos can be entered/person, regardless of category.
Contest open to all ages.
Categories are:
Wild Animal
Scenery/Wild Plants
2022 Special Category – Insects
Contest deadline is November 1, 2022.
More information and entry forms can be downloaded from website at www.twep.org
Cash prizes for top winners.
All photos will be displayed at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center on November 6th, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunflower Watch at Lesher Poultry Farm PA

Sunflower Watch at Lesher Poultry Farm PA

Address: 1187 Marion Road/ Chambersburg, PA 17202
Peak: Second weekend of September
U-pick sunflowers are $1.00 per head.
Please leave payment in one of the money boxes.
Hours: Dawn to dusk.
There will be some self-serve goods for sale during those hours.
Pets: Pets are welcome.
We ask that you treat it like a public park.
Please clean up after them.
Photo shoots: Feel free to hold photo shoots at the field.
We do ask that photographers who are charging clients for services leave $5 per client in one of the money boxes.
Like previous years we would appreciate if you refrained from having semi-permanent setups.
Franklin County Photo Contest

Franklin County Photo Contest

Calling all photographers!
The County of Franklin is calling for photo submissions to help tell the story of Franklin County.
Showcase your creativity by submitting captured images of what you love about your community, its people and its culture.
Submitted entries will be used to highlight Franklin County across a variety of mediums.
We are seeking photos from all corners of the county in the following categories:
  • Scenic/Landscapes
  • Nature: plants, wildlife, the four seasons
  • Franklin County Towns & Communities: cityscapes, iconic architecture, neighborhoods
  • Agriculture: farms, barns, livestock, produce, orchards, farmers markets
  • Festivals & Events
  • Business, Industry & Commerce
  • Religious & Educational Institutions: churches, schools, universities
  • Food: restaurants, cafes, pubs, ice cream stands, etc.
  • Arts, Culture, Historic Sites & Local Attractions
  • Recreation
  • Housing & Real Estate
  • Healthcare/Human Services
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Aerial/Drone Shots
A first-place prize will be awarded for each category.
Prizes will also be awarded for one first, second, and third-place overall winner.
Winners will be announced and recognized publicly by any of the following means: social media, press releases, county website, etc.
Photos can be submitted until December 30, 2022.
There is no fee to participate in this contest.
Entries will not be accepted without a completed and signed entry form.
Click here to learn more about this.
Photo Safari: Nature Photography Field Trip, The Institute

Photo Safari: Nature Photography Field Trip, The Institute

Saturday May 14th, 2022 * 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
This is a fun and educational “photo safari” geared toward beginner to intermediate photographers.
Led by Institute faculty member and accomplished nature photographer, Dave Graff, the excursion will visit a local area likely to provide many opportunities to practice nature photography skills.
The proposed location is Antietam Meadow Park near Waynesboro, but that could change, depending on the status of wildflower blooms and other available subjects.
“We will be doing nature photography, concentrating on scenic, macro-photography (close-ups of plants, insects, etc.), and even some telephoto photography of birds if the opportunity presents itself,” Dave said. 
SLR or mirrorless cameras are ideal. “This isn’t really a trip for ‘point and shoot’ cameras,” Dave said, “although some ‘phone-based’ photography can be practiced.
The concentration is really on cameras with interchangeable lenses.”
Dave will have a couple of cameras and multiple lenses that participants can use and compare to their own equipment if they are considering purchasing new gear.
“This offers an invaluable experience that you can’t get shopping online or even in a photography store,” he said.
Time: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Timing may vary…might end a little earlier or it may run a little longer—depending on the quality of light and energy level of participants.
Cost: $15 for Institute members; $20 for general public.
Space is limited and registration is required. Email The Institute at info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org, or call 717-762-0373.