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2019 Photo Contest

The 2019 Murrysville Parks and Reserves Digital Photo Contest brought 102 entries, and many exceptional photographs. Contest judges evaluated photos' creativity or Wow factor, photographic quality and composition, and whether the photo shows off the beauty or unique character of Murrysville.  

Congratulations to the contest winners!  

Thank you to our sponsors, to contest organizers Dale Matuza and Bill Powers; Doug Bauman who receives and posts all the entries to the contest blog; our judges and everyone who helped with the contest!

Cedar Waxwing Balancing Act
2019 Grand Prize Winner


Grand Prize

Melissa DeStefano, Cedar Waxwing Balancing Act, #95


1st Place - Dan Hunter, Hovering Hummingbird Moth and Friends, #31
2nd Place - Sharon Iacovino, Mother and Baby in the Backyard, #65
rd Place - Sue Miller, Cooper's Hawk, #92
Honorable Mention-Theo van de Venne, Female Cardinal, #83

Plant Life

1st Place - Doug Bauman, Leaf, #101
nd Place - John Wizzard, White Flower, #13
3rd Place - Mary Korach, Star Gazer Lily in My Backyard, #48
Honorable Mention
- Sahrash Mahood, Bee on Daisy, #58


1st Place - Ronnie Bryant, Pleasant Sunshine, #10
nd Place - Dale Cwynar, Our Garden, Passion Flower, #17
rd Place - Mary Weaver, Summer Time Lightning, #50
Honorable Mention
- Tonie Cook, Active Sky, #01

People and Pets

1st Place - Ellie Jenkins, Ella, #62
nd Place - Annette Smiach, Reflections, #06
3rd Place
- Phillis Ho, Cute Kid with Candy Cane, #19
Honorable Mention
- Sarah Fiscus, Summer Joy, #70


1st Place - Abby Beam, Deer, #79
nd Place - Olivia Lucci, Leaves on Rainy Windshield, #74
rd Place - Kia Fiscus, Fall Trees, #68


All the contest entries have been posted online by our Photomeister Doug Bauman. Clicking on any image in the blog will yield a high resolution, full-file-size image. The winning photos' entry numbers are shown in the table above.


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