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Get your camera ready!    

Pocono Heritage Land Trust is hosting an amateur photo contest during January 2022. Winning photographs will be displayed during the month of March in the gallery at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in East Stroudsburg. A public reception will be held on Sunday, March 6th at 1:00PM. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow amateur photographers and showcase your talents!

Photographic entries can be from any season and any location in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Entries will be judged within the following five categories:

Plants | Wildlife | Landscapes | People in Nature | PHLT Preserves*

 (*photos entered under the "PHLT Preserves" category must be taken on one of PHLT's protected properties)

Three photographs will be selected from each category, for a total of 15 winning photos.

Cost to enter is $5 per photograph, or $10 for three photographs. All photographs must be in digital format and submitted during the month of January. Winners will be announced on February 15th. 

Payment options:


Cost to enter is $5 per photograph, or three photographs for $10. If you would like to enter more than three photographs, simply calculate your entry fee based on groups of ones and threes. For example:

  • five photographs would cost $20 ($10 for three + $5 for one + $5 for one)
  • six photographs would also cost $20 ($10 for three + $10 for three)

No entry fee will be refunded unless it is for the purpose of correcting an error.

Amateur Photography Contest
Open January 1st - January 31st, 2022
How to Enter:

Fill out the entry form below and select your payment method, then email your photograph(s) to with the subject line: "photo contest.” Be sure to title your image files before sending. 

This entry form allows information to be submitted for up to 3 photos. If you would like to enter more than 3 photos in the contest, please fill out the form as many times as needed to process all of your entries.

Cash or check payments can be delivered or mailed; must be received no later than January 31st:

Make checks out to: Pocono Heritage Land Trust

Brodhead Creek Heritage Center

1539 Cherry Lane Rd

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301


If paying online, please select your quantity & payment method below:


Contest Rules:

  • This is an amateur photo contest. To qualify as an amateur, one must derive less than 10% of his/her livelihood from the sale of personally produced photographic images.
  • Photography must not cause any harm or disturbance to any wildlife, natural habitats, or private property rights. Photos taken by drones or game commission cameras will not be accepted.
  • If a photograph could be evaluated under more than one category (for example, a flower at one of PHLT's nature preserves could fit under the "Plants" or "PHLT Preserves" categories) the entrant must select only one category per photograph using the entry form below. Any photographic entries duplicated under more than one category will not be considered.
  • Photos taken by smartphones are accepted, however, all photographic entries must abide by the following guidelines regarding image size, quality and authenticity:
  • Photo files should be no larger than 10MB in size and be of high enough resolution to be clearly printed at 11 in x 17 in with a minimum of 300 pixels/inch. Photos must also be in .jpg, .JPEG, or.png file format. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter as it appears.  Digitally altered photos beyond standard optimization (such as removal of dust, cropping, adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Photos must be original works submitted by the photographer.
  • After submitting an entry, the entrant is permitted to submit additional photos at a later time. Any previously entered photographs cannot be substituted by new submissions, but additional photos will be accepted. Simply complete the entry process again to enter any new photos.
  • Entrants will retain rights and ownership of their photographs. By submitting a photo into the photo contest, you grant Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to display the photo on our website and social media sites, use the photo in PHLT’s internal and external communication materials including but not limited to websites, web publications, fundraising publications, and newsletters. PHLT will provide photo credit whenever the photo is used.
  • If you are selected as a winner, please be prepared to print and mount your winning photograph for the exhibit at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in early March.