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2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

Best in Show- Tom Lo. ​”Fantasy Walkway”
Rex Avenue by Wissahickon. Beautiful meandering stone walkway with a fanciful and majestic quality.


We are happy to announce the winning submissions for the 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest presented in partnership with the Friends of the Wissahickon. This was a very successful contest, with over 110 photographers submitting over 300 photographs. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos, for participating and supporting the Wissahickon Watershed! Please keep an eye out for these and other submissions to be featured in our future print publications as well as online.

Special thanks to our judge Jamie Stewart. A former member of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s board of directors, many of Jamie’s photos were featured in the 2007 book, Wissahickon: Worth Preserving, a photographic tour of the Watershed. Jamie has dedicated his time and talents to support local non-profit organizations that help to protect the environment. Click here to visit his website & see his photography.

People’s Choice- Rachael Balascak​. ​Smile Break
Valley Green Inn on Forbidden Drive
Cierra was checking out the duckies with her dad and stopped for a quick smile
October, 2016
  First Place, Junior Submission
Joseph McDermott.
​A good day to hammock, Rex Avenue Bridge


First Place, Landscape- Mark Lipshutz
​”Autumn Color Parade”
Taken near Houston Meadow at the Roxborough edge of the park on 10/25/2015.​ ​Vivid autumn foliage and a splashy sky.
  First Place, People- Josh Delp
​​”Houston Meadow”
Location: Houston Meadow
Riders: Mike Jagielski, Josh Delp


First Place, Structures- Monika Hemmers​
​Two bridges along the creek near Lincoln Drive
First Place, Wildlife- Doris Rafaeli
​”Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck”
The Valley Green Inn September 2016


The 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest is presented by: