The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau has chosen the winners of its 2010 photo contest.
The contest kicked-off in January of this year and ended Sept. 30. It was open to anyone – local residents and visitors alike- who wanted to send a photo of a special memory, scene, or time spent in the Endless Mountains. First, second, and third place winners received monetary prizes in each of the six categories and may have their work published in future visitors bureau promotional campaigns.
Winners in the Animals category are first place William Maile Jr., Forest City; second place Carol Brotzman, Laceyville; and third place William Maile Jr.
The Winter category winners are first place Lee Shelly, Landsdale; and second and third places Daryl Quentin, Canton, Ohio.
Winners in the Spring category are first place Maryanne Miller, Gilbertsville; and second and third places Barbara Grace, Simpson.
The Summer category winners are first place Lee Shelly, Landsdale; second place William Maile Jr, Forest City; and third place Barbara Yavorosky, Hop Bottom.
Winners in the Fall category are first place Lee Shelly, Forest City; second place Gary R. Bates, Little Meadows; and third place William Maile Jr., Forest City.
The State Park Adventures category winners are first place Mike Chernesky, Forest City; second place Kathleen Montella, Waverly; and third place Nicholas Puza, Tunkhannock.
A grand prize winner was chosen out of the six first place winners. That award went to Lee Shelly, whose winning photo was of relaxing view of a dock overlooking a lake.
The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau is the state and locally recognized tourism promotion agency for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The 2011 photo contest has exciting new categories and opens for photo submission on January 1, 2011. Anyone can send a photo as usual. Details and an online submittal form will soon be on the bureau’s website, www.endlessmountains.org.
For more information, contact the visitors bureau at 570-836-5431 or 800-769-8999.