3rd Annual Photo Contest Winners

It was a record-breaking 3rd Annual Photo Contest, as we received over 700 entries of breathtaking landscapes, images of historic river towns, and inspiring photos of life along our incredible Susquehanna Greenway!

These winning photographs will be featured in a traveling gallery at the following locations in 2013 and the beginning of 2014:


Landscape Category
Photo by David Frasier

1st Place - David Frasier 
Marysville, PA

David captured this shot of the historic Rockville Bridge and Susquehanna River on an early-morning exploration in Marysville when the soft, summertime light was just right. 

Photo by Jeff Stover

2nd Place - Jeff Stover
Lock Haven, PA

Jeff captured this image during a routine hike with his son on Bald Eagle Mountain near Lock Haven. “We love this stretch of local trail and hike it often. We were having such strange weather on this day, as it had rained at the lower elevations and snowed on the mountain. Just as my son was about to move into the snow, I captured this photo of one of my favorite trails.”          


Photo by Patrick Greenabaum

3rd Place - Patrick Greenabaum
Lycoming Creek 

Patrick often crosses Lycoming Creek near Williamsport and thought to revisit this view right after snowfall. “I used to play around down here as a kid, so this creek and the river have always been in my life.” 


River Towns Category
Photo by Josh Klina

1st Place - Josh Klina
Riverside, PA 

“The community of Riverside is a small, hidden gem along the Susquehanna. On this fall day, I was about to take the dogs for a walk and noticed how the leaves were at their peak and just popped against the

Photo by Beverly James

2nd Place - Beverly James
Tunkhannock, PA 

“The river town of Tunkhannock becomes a patchwork of color each October during the Airing of the Quilts event. It’s a grand affair! The entire town celebrates with live demonstrations and quilt displays. This river town has really been revitalized and is a joy to visit.”

Photo by Toni Viola

3rd Place - Toni Viola
Lock Haven, PA 

“I love living and working in Lock Haven because it is such a friendly town.  It’s the type of place where everyone still says hello when you walk down the street, and there is always something to see or do down by the river or in the surrounding state parks.”

Youth Category
Photo by Carissa Phillips

1st Place - Carissa Phillips, Age 17
Susquehanna County 

“It was Thanksgiving morning and I was exploring around a friend’s barn while my Dad and my brother were working on their treestands.  I was looking around for an owl to photograph when the windows caught my eye and I thought they looked cool and I realized that I never noticed them before.  I remember that day vividly because it was absolutely gorgeous and nature provided many colorful shades of green, browns and yellows.  This is a special place to me because I've been going there since I was born to hike, sleigh ride, look for wildlife and visit with family and friends.”

Photo by Izaiah Calpin

2nd Place - Izaiah Calpin, Age 14
Buttermilk Falls

"I treasure the hidden beauty of Buttermilk Falls in the small river town of Falls, PA." 

Photo by Sabrina Mussare

3rd Place - Sabrina Mussare, Age 16
South Williamsport, PA 

Sabrina lives close to the Susquehanna River Walk, a six-mile greenway trail along the levee system in Williamsport and South Williamsport. “My friends and I go down to the trail a lot. It’s a nice place to walk and get outside. It’s a place I go to think. I was walking there when I took this shot. It was one of those perfect evenings that smelled of summer.” 

People & The River Category
Photo by Rick Mason

1st Place & Grand Prize - Rick Mason
Lycoming County

“Ian was enjoying pulling his mom, Deb, around in her raft in the shallows of Pine Creek. Nature and the environment that includes the creeks feeding the Susquehanna River have always been a draw that soothes and feeds the spirit.” 

Photo by Amy Spangler

2nd Place - Amy Spangler
Columbia, PA

"In recent years, the borough of Columbia undertook a revitalization of their riverfront. The variety of activity seen , both night and day, at Riverfront Park, illustrates the success of the community’s efforts."

Photo by John Alaimo

3rd Place - John Alaimo
Falls, PA 

“I captured this image near Falls, PA along the North Branch just as this boater was cruising past the bridge. This section of the River is one of my favorite parts of the Susquehanna because it is just really lovely.”

Honorable Mention

Photo by Scott Hafer

People's Choice - Scott Hafer
West Branch of the Susquehanna

Attracting more than 300 votes on our Facebook Page, this stunning image was taken near Renovo, PA.