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Friends Of The Wissahickon Announces Winners Of 2012 Photo Contest

The Friends of the Wissahickon announced the winners of its  2012 Photo Contest at a reception at The Cedars House in Wissahickon Valley Park on January 23 in Montgomery County.

The contest was judged by local nature photographer James Stewart, whose most recent work appears in Wissahickon: Worth Preserving (WVWA, 2007). The People's Choice Award was chosen by the public on FOW's Facebook page.

Winning photographs include:

-- Best in Show: Bruce Wagner for "Swallowtail"

-- People's Choice Award: Mallory Jacoby for "Reflections"

-- First Place Landscape: Rosalind Dutton for "Icy Pond"

-- Second Place Landscape: Maria Stelacio for "Winter Wonderland"

-- First Place Structures: Matt Evangelou for "Thomas Mill Gate"

-- Second Place Structures: Jim Kershaw for "Summer Bridge"

-- First Place Wildlife: Bruce Wagner for "Swallowtail"

-- Second Place Wildlife: Richard Bechtel for "Turtle on Rock"

-- First Place People: Nathalie Borozny for "One Spring Afternoon"

-- Second Place People: Laurent Guy for "Horses in the Park"

-- First Place--Youth--Wildlife:  Chad Porreca for "Mushroom"

-- First Place--Youth-Landscape: Chad Porreca for "Rock Garden"

The winning photographs are being exhibited at the Chestnut Hill Coffee Company at their new, second location at 3300 Henry Ave. in East Falls, near the intersection of Henry Ave. and Route 1. The exhibit will run through February 28.

The winning photos can also be viewed on FOW's website.


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