The winners of the Connect Williamsport photo contest recently were announced by the judges.
Throughout the summer months, local amateur and professional photographers were encouraged to submit entries for the chance to have their photo featured on the Connect Williamsport community calendar homepage at www.connectwilliamsport.com.
The judges selected one winner and one honorable mention in each category, according to Robin Glossner, development director for the James V. Brown Library. The library will print the photos for display during September First Friday and at the library and Pajama Factory.
From left are, Sarah Kay, Marisa Macy, Brittany Lisson, Jessica Tobias and Stephanie Machinski, winners of the Connect Williamsport photo contest, who stopped by the library to pick up their prizes.
The winning photos were taken in Lycoming County and highlighted the best of local events in activities in the following categories:
Arts, Music and Entertainment: Carla Fisher, "Hairspray," first place.
Family Fun: Sarah Kay, "Hiawatha," first place, and Stephanie Machinski, "Derby Vixens," honorable mention.
Special Events: Jessica Tobias, "Little League World Series dugout," first place, and Stephanie Machinski, "Car Show," honorable mention.
Games and Sports: Rob Barbour, "Crosscutters," first place, and Russ Bailey, "Catfish," honorable mention.
Downtown Nightlife: Rick Mason, "Bluesman," first place, and Tricia Shipman, "Fireworks," honorable mention.
Community and Local Government: Megan O'Neal, "DuBoistown Firemen," first place, and Brittany Lisson, "Cornfield and Fence," honorable mention.
Business and Education: Jerry Rashid, "Clarke Chapel," first place; and Coni Sheridan, "Green Mamba," honorable mention.
Health and Wellness: Valerie Ammar-Khodja, "Girls on the Run," first place, and Marisa Macy, "Berry Picking," honorable mention.
First-place winners in each category will receive a $100 Visa gift card, Connect Williamsport T-shirt and coffee mug and the honorable mention winners will receive a T-shirt and mug.
The judges were local photographers Terry Wild and Rashelle Carey, and Lenore Penfield, curator of the Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
"The winning photos will be used on the sliders on the Connect Williamsport homepage and in other Connect Williamsport marketing materials," Glossner added.
Connect Williamsport is the result of years of planning by the staff and Board of Directors of the James V. Brown Library, along with other community partners. The comprehensive project was funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and was designed by Trainor, New Hartford, N.Y.
For more information, visit www.connectwilliamsport.com/contact-us.