4th Annual Photo Contest Winners

Once again our judges were blown away by the amazing stories and moments shared in our 4th annual Photo Contest. You shared over 320 images of landscapes, historic river towns, and inspiring photos of life along our incredible Susquehanna Greenway.

Entries poured in from across the state and we even had our first international entry from a visitor from Hungary. Clearly, our mighty Susquehanna is a destination not to be missed. Thank you!

These winning photographs will be featured in a traveling gallery at the following locations in 2014:


FacebookYou Be The Judge:  Hundreds of our Facebook Friends chose the honorable mention image to be designated "People's Choice" and included in the traveling Contest Gallery! See the People's Choice below, and thanks for your votes! See all the honorable mention images on our Facebook Page.


Susquehanna River Towns Category

Photo by Judy Winslow1st Place - Judy Winslow
Lewisburg, PA

“I was out for some fresh air and exercise on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail during a beautiful snowstorm. This couple passed by and I couldn't resist taking a photo before they quickly disappeared down the trail. This trail and these stolen moments are some of the things that make my town so special.”

Photo by Adam Ghoweri2nd Place - Adam Ghoweri
Harrisburg, PA

Adam discovered this unique view of his Susquehanna river town from the top of a parking garage. “My brother and I were exploring around town and as sunset was approaching, we were desperately trying to find high ground to capture the light and city.”

Photo by Patrick Greenabaum3rd Place - Patrick Greenabaum
Lycoming County, PA

“My wife and I always enjoy watching balloons launch at the Lycoming County Rotary Club's Balloonfest & Air Show. At night, the balloon glow is an awesome ending to a great community event.”





Susquehanna Landscapes Category

Photo by Scott Hafer

1st Place - Scott Hafer
Hyner View State Park

“I often visit this lookout and on this day I stopped with my oldest son after a college visit at Lock Haven University.  He brought his camera and we shared our love of the spectacular views this area gives us.”



Photo by Cody Arnold

2nd Place - Cody Arnold
Sunbury, PA

Cody captured this unique image in a cornfield near Sunbury. “In the past year I've become interested in astrophotography and my family has a long history of farming, so I created this shot to reflect both interests.”


Photo by Brad Hepfer

3rd Place - Brad Hepfer
Lancaster County, PA

A stiff wind allowed Brad to capture this image of hovering Bald Eagle along the new Enola Low Grade Trail in Manor Township,Lancaster County. 






People & the River Category

Photo by Paul Garrett1st Place - Paul Garrett
Jersey Shore, PA

Paul captured this special father and son moment at the river access in Jersey Shore.






Photo by Terry Wild2nd Place - Terry Wild
Williamsport, PA

Terry often crosses the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at the Maynard Street Bridge in Williamsport, but this time he was pleased to capture the unique geometry of the bridge with the human element.



Photo by Dagny Leininger3rd Place - Dagny Leininger
Shamokin Dam, PA

Part of the Central PA Rowing Assoc., Dagny spends many mornings sculling on Lake Augusta near Shamokin Dam. She captured this unique view of life on the Susquehanna River in her rowing coach’s sunglasses. 




Youth Category

Photo by Sarah Knellinger1st Place & Grand Prize
Sarah Knellinger, Age 16

Sarah loves to be outside hiking, fishing, and capturing special moments like this one in Perry County. 

**This is the first time in the history of the Photo Contest that an entry in the Youth Category has been named Grand Prize by our panel of judges!



Photo by Savanna Lenker2nd Place - Savanna Lenker, Age 16

In her image “Riverside Blues,” Savanna captured a quiet moment on Harrisburg’s often bustling City Island. “Growing up in the city we would often go to the island to play and get in touch with nature and the Susquehanna River.”



Photo by Jesse Swartzlander3rd Place - Jesse Swartzlander, Age 12

Jesse loves “...that there are activities we can all do in the same river.” Whether boating, rowing, fishing, swimming or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) seen here, he loves that there is something for everyone along the mighty Susquehanna.




People's Choice Category

Photo by Mike GriffithsMichael Griffiths, Lycoming County, PA

"I love Pennsylvania's covered bridges. There is so much history associated with them and what a story they tell."

Hundreds of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership's Facebook friends voted for this honorable mention image to be named People's Choice and included in the Traveling Gallery. Thanks for voting!