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Since 1984 PRC has sponsored an annual Lens on Litter Photo contest to call attention to the litter problem in communities across Pennsylvania. More than 4000 photos have been submitted over the years and comprise a "Rogue's Galley" of the Litterbug at work. The photos are loaned to schools and community groups interested in working to help fight litter. The winning photos are displayed throughout Pennsylvania, including PRC's offices in Ridley Creek State Park and Pittsburgh, and the offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Harrisburg.


Contestants are divided into two categories: Adults or Students (under age 18). Each category will be awarded the following prizes: First prize, $1000 cash; second prize, $500 and third prize is $250. Visitors who see the photos on display may also vote for a "People's Choice" winner who will receive a new camera.


· Photos must be taken in Pennsylvania.

· Each photo must have a 3x5 card attached to its back listing contest category (if student, list age and grade), photographer's name, address, and phone number, title of composition, location and date photo was taken.

· Photo must be no smaller than 4x6 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches in black and white or in color.

· There is no limit on the number of photos that can be submitted.

· Each photo will be judged on six criteria:

  • anti-litter message
  • originality of photo
  • photographic technique
  • quality of photo
  • originality of title
  • severity of the Litterbug's crime

Photos should help to heighten litter consciousness by showing how litter threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment, pets or wildlife.

Contest dates are January 1-October 31. Send all entries by October 31 of this year to: PRC/Lens on Litter, 3606 Providence Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.


PRC wishes to thank the sponsors of the 2012 Program:

AAA Mid-Atlantic Inc.
BPG Development Co.
Everchem Specialty Chemicals Co.
Pennoni Associates
Sheetz, Inc.
Wawa Inc.
WSFS Bank   

All photos become the property of PRC and will be used in its anti-litter campaign.  Any photos not meeting contest regulations will not be judged.  Persons who want to know if an entry was received should enclose a self addressed, stamped postcard with their entry. 

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