9th Annual Winners

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 9thAnnual 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 2020 to June 2020. 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 2020/2021 fiscal year. Gallery locations include:

The winners of the 9th Annual Photo Contest will be gathered together in a 2021 calendar which will be on sale in the fall 2020. If you would liked to be notified when the calendar is avalaible for purchase, please email info@susquehannagreenway.org

Susquehanna Adventures Category


1st Place & Grand Prize - Matt Gutelius

Lewisburg, PA

"I wanted to fish so bad after work but realized that the grass needed cut. It was such a nice evening and all I wanted to do was spend it on the Susquehanna. I raced to get the grass cut and thankfully made it out on the river to fish for the last hour of daylight. I had the river to myself that night and could only hear the birds and my fly line shooting through the guides of my rod. Such a peaceful evening!"

2nd Place - Dustin Underkoffler

Pequea, PA

"This is one of my favorite views in Lancaster. House Rock has an amazing view of the river. You can see down to the Pinnacle and Tucquan Glen. The birds soar around you and boats buzz below."

3rd Place - Kathleen Harrison

Columbia, PA

"Dances with Bubbles. I went to Breezyview Park to see the sunset and met a man who loves to Dance with the Bubbles. The sunset background at golden hour created a stunning image."

Landscapes Category

1st Place - Terry Dickmyer

Wrightsville, PA

"This mornings plan was for a sunrise and fog photograph. While waiting quietly I hear someone talking. In a short while a fishing boat running on electric troll motor passes by. I don't even think they new I was there. Morning Cast."

2nd Place - Jason DeBloois

Williamsport, PA

"Early morning walk along the Susquehanna Riverwalk in Williamsport, where you can spot these old sentinels keeping watch over the river."

3rd Place - Karl Conrad

Sunbury, PA

"During an autumn morning late in 2019, my wife and I decided to rise before the sun and head over to the Susquehanna River to witness what we hoped would be an incredible sunrise. We had been having a lot of gorgeous morning and evening color recently. On this particular morning, the sun rise was uneventful, but as we packed up and headed back to the car, the light began to glow along the rivers edge. This was one of a series of images captured during an approximate 10 minute window of light."

River Towns Category

1st Place - Michael Yatsko

Harrisburg, PA

"This photo was taken in May of 2020 from City Island in Harrisburg. I do a lot of long exposure photography in order to capture a common scenes in uncommon ways. This was a 60 second exposure."

2nd Place - John Beatty

Marietta, PA

"This aerial photo captures the small river town of Marietta as the sun sets on the Susquehanna River."

3rd Place - John Beatty

Wrightsville, PA

"This is an aerial image I donated to the Susquehanna Heritage Gateway and Preservation PA to help preserve this historic "Mifflin Farm" which sits just outside of town in Wrightsville, PA. This farm was used as a stop along the Underground Railroad and is in jeopardy of being destroyed by a warehouse developer."

Wildlife Category

1st Place - Mark Boyd

Conestoga, PA

"I was looking for warblers to photograph in this local park one morning and I was hearing a few of them high up in the trees. Nothing was close. I decided to walk back to my car and I noticed 2 small birds beside my car chasing each other around in this small maple tree. They were Northern Parulas! I positioned myself close to the tree trying to keep them in my viewfinder. After a minute or two one finally stopped and rested on this branch, as I was snapping away I noticed the forsynthia bush in the background blurred out nicely creating the beautiful yellow background and the red maple seeds created another nice color punch to the scene."

2nd Place - Mark Boyd

Conestoga, PA

"Knowing that Barred Owls will linger a bit longer to hunt after sunrise if its cloudy or foggy, I ventured out on a very foggy morning to a patch of woods I heard some the week before. When I stepped out of the car I heard one hooting away. I slowly crept down a deer trail and saw one perched on this broken off tree. I positioned myself for some shots as he looked around hunting, and a few times he looked at me when he heard my camera shutter clicking away."

3rd Place - Edward Boardman

Ulster, PA

"An adult eagle brings a fish over to eaglets in a nest during a snowfall along the Susquehanna River in Ulster, PA."

People's Choice

People's Choice - Maria Boileau

Lock Haven, Pa

"In the midst of a pandemic, city leaders and downtown businesses came together to offer an opportunity to open Main Street and help small businesses. A night in my favorite downtown. Lock Haven is a beautiful community. Lots of people are making sure our businesses succeed."