11th Annual Winners

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 11thAnnual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna.

Entries from all across the state poured in during the three-month contest period, which ran from April 2022 to June 2022. Contest categories included Treasured Landscapes, Treasured River Towns, Susquehanna Adventures, and Wildlife.

The winners will receive a cash prize, will be featured in our Fall e-Connections newsletter, and will be printed, framed, and added to our traveling Photo Contest Gallery to exhibit across the state for the rest of the 2022/2023 fiscal year. Gallery locations include:


  • October 2022: Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg, PA
  • November 2022: Avenue 209 Coffeehouse, Lock Haven, PA
  • December 2022: TBD
  • January 2023: Capitol Building Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA
  • February 2023: Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA
  • March 2023: The Exchange, Bloomsburg, PA
  • April & May 2023:  Blough-Weis Library at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
  • June 2023: The Kind Cafe, Selinsgrove, PA
  • July 2023: Gallery on the Square, Millersburg, PA
  • August & September 2023: Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, PA
  • October & November 2023: Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, Columbia, PA


Wildlife Category 

Grand Prize & 1st Place Winner - Wes Peterson

Enola, PA

"Yellow-Crowned Night Herons nest in the sycamore trees near the Susquehanna river and feed on the Crayfish in one of the rivers nearby tributaries. This shot was taken from the water with the camera floating just above the water on a homemade foam platform."

2nd Place Winner - Matt Giambra

Plymouth, PA

"I visited this location for the first time with my friend and fellow photographer. While there we had a blast photographing eagles, egrets, herons and king fishers. What's funny is that I never thought of all of those birds we photographed, Canada Geese would have ended up being my favorite image. It was the last photo I took of the day and everything just lined up perfectly for the shot. The colors, the soft ripples in the water and even the poses of the geese. I'm looking forward to going back in the fall and hope I come away with another fun image such as this."

3rd Place Winner - Andrew Hayter

Harrisburg, PA

"Green Frog - Open wide and say AHHH."


Landscapes Category


1st Place Winner - Jim Castanzo

Airville, PA 

"A scramble out on the rock as water levels were down gave me a unique perspective of the bridge. The contrast of the uniform bridge against the craggy river rocks caught my interest."

2nd Place Winner - Jen Guisewite

Watsontown, PA

"Fresh fallen snow and bridge illuminated by the morning sunlight."

3rd Place Winner - Dave Nolte

Bloomsburg, PA

"Foggy morning adventure out in Bloomsburg."

River Towns Category 

1st Place Winner - Jennifer Thomson

Harrisburg, PA

"Autumn scene walking from the parking area in front of the state Capitol building to Riverfront Park."

2nd Place Winner - Brian Anderson

Harrisburg, PA

"Was on City Island with my wife and as dusk arrived the reflection of the City of Harrisburg on the water was awesome. So I got my camera and took this shot."

3rd Place Winner - Kari Hultman

Harrisburg, PA

"An aerial image of my church, Market Square Presbyterian, in downtown Harrisburg. The main reason I bought a drone was so I could take a photo of my church. It was then I found out that only FAA-certified remote pilots could fly in Harrisburg. So, I took an online course, studied for 5 weeks, passed the Airman's Knowledge test, obtained my certification, and finally got to take this photo!"


Susquehanna Adventures Category

1st Place Winner - Melissa Gray

Selinsgrove, PA 

"Fall weather doesn't stop this man from fishing and canoeing on the Susquehanna river near Selinsgrove."

2nd Place Winner - Kathy Robinson

Liverpool, PA

"A river man started poling the ferry out into the Susquehanna River on a foggy morning. This was my friend's first, anxious trip across the River on this historic mode of transportation."

3rd Place Winner - Shannon Lake

Bainbridge, PA

"Returning home from a mission with Liberty War Bird Association. We have restored a Vietnam veteran Huey UH-1 helicopter to flight status and fly it to events to educate the public and honor military veterans. We fly with the doors open, so I was able to get this shot by holding - very firmly! - my camera with a wide angle lens out the door, managing to get the blades and the sun in a great configuration."

People's Choice


People's Choice - Sherri Hendricks

Harrisburg, PA

"Yellow-crowned night heron doing crayfish flip."