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2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), and Woodmere Art Museum teamed up to present the 2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest. This was our most successful contest to date, with over 150 photographers submitting more than 430 photographs taken within Wissahickon Valley Park, along the Green Ribbon Trail, or on one of the WVWA managed preserves.

The winning photos will be on display from 11/10/18-12/31/18 in the Upper Gallery at the Widener Visitor's Center at Morris Arboretum. Please keep an eye out for these and other submissions in our future print publications as well as online. You can view all the submissions here.
Thank you to our judges Brad Maule, Jamie Stewart, & Christina Warhola and to the Morris Arboretum for hosting the winner's reception and photo exhibit!

And the winners are...

Best in Show - Loren Berckey
Finger Bridge"

First Place Landscape - Rachael Balascak
"Crossing the Wissahickon"
Forbidden Drive footbridge, by Lincoln Drive
There is nothing better than the changing of the leaves in the Wissahickon.

First Place People - Jennifer Choy
"Andorra Meadow"
First Place Structure - Brian Mudri
"Snowy Covered Bridge"
Forbidden Drive & Wissahickon Creek
First Place Wildlife - Karl Ahlswede
"The Bluebird Couple"
Houston Meadow, a nesting couple of Eastern Bluebirds
First Place Junior Submission - Sarina Smith
"Froglet by the Creek"
Near the Orange Trail next to the Wissahickon Creek
People's Choice (most likes on Facebook) - Rachel Balascak
"Wissahickon Supergirl"
Forbidden Drive at Cedar House
Audrey striding to the finish during a wonderful community event along the Wissahickon Creek.