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2012 Photo Contest
The 2012 Murrysville Digital Photo Contest brought a record 207 entries. The entries were judged on their creativity, photographic quality and composition, and whether the photo shows off the beauty or unique character of Murrysville. Bonus points were given to those photos taken in a park or nature reserve.

Murrysville Councilmember Wiliam Vance announced the contest winners at a gathering on Tuesday, April 16. Thank you to our sponsors, to our Photomeister Doug Bauman, Judges Tom Morton, Cary Bohl, Dave Metzgar, Mia Kurlfink, and to everyone who participated in the contest.

                                A collage of winning photos from the 2012 contest. Collage of 2012 winning photos


Grand Prize

Kristen Miller, Toad on a Log (Pleasant Valley Park) #18


1st/2nd Place Tied - Pat Comas, American Robin on Log (MCP) #60
st/2nd Place Tied - Alison Mock, Turtle (PV Park) #177
rd Place Tied - Dale Matuza, House Wren #93   
rd Place Tied - Melissa DeStefano, Cedar Waxwing #167

Scenery and
Plant Life

1st Place - John Wizzard, Wake Robin and Fern (Duff Park) #106
nd Place - Beth Krauza, Reflections at Duff Park  #171
rd Place - Michele Rohrman, Fluffy Goldenrod (PV Park)  #13  
Honorable Mention Tied
- Jeffrey Giles, Early Morning (Townsend Park) #140
Honorable Mention Tied - Kevin Clark, Slug Lunch (Duff Park) #146

People or

1st Place - Kevin Keller, Walk your Path (Duff Park) #5
nd Place - Vanessa Saxton, Meeting the Easter Bunny (Townsend) #38
rd Place - Fred Baldassare, Murrysville Cyclocross (MCP) #62 
Hon. Mention
- Kaitlyn Sacherich, Exploring Springhouse (Skena Reserve) #3

Man-made Objects

1st/2nd Place Tied- Donald Whirlow, The Old Barn (MCP) #17
st/2nd Place Tied- Clarence Skena, Springhouse (Skena Reserve) #75
rd Place - Stephen Frost, Reflections (Townsend Park) #126
Hon. Mention
- Walter Gladkowski, Parks are for All Ages (Townsend) #112


1st Place - Livia Molinaro, Pink Flower #151
nd Place - Shawn Morgan Busche, First Frost (Duff Park) #86 
rd Place - Mary Cate McCarthy, Snowy Statue #120
Honorable Mention
- Lindsey Powers, Baby Mini Lop Bunny #138


All the contest entries have been posted to blog pages by our Photomeister Doug Bauman:


A) WildlifeB) People or Pets
C) Scenery and Plant Life
D) Man-made Objects
E) Photos by Young Photographers (15 & under)
Sorted entries
may be seen
in a blog

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.

Some of the 2012 first place winners

Some of the first place winners for 2012:
(from left) Livia Molinaro, Donald Whirlow, Kristen Miller, Alison Mock, John Wizzard, and Clarence "Buck" Skena

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