Photographers Capture Beauty and Diversity of Patapsco Valley Heritage Area in 5th Annual PaSNAPsco Photo Contest
ELLICOTT CITY, MD– Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PaSNAPsco Photo Contest. Now in its fifth year, the contest awarded $800 in total prize money, including individual $100 prizes in six categories as well as a $200 Best of Patapsco Prize.
Geoffrey Baker of Oella took top honors with his striking composition Historic Baughers, wining the Best of Patapsco overall and a $200 award. Baker also won the Main Street Moments Award with his Holiday Stillness at Tonge Row. Michael Worth’s Disc Golf at Rockburn Park was judged best in the Get Out category. Photographer Andrew Gosden won the Step Back award for Bannekers Cabin. Jocelyn Desmond won the Aspiring Photographer award with Calm Waters and Corine Schramke captured a serene scene in Foggy Sunrise, which took home the Nature Nurtures Award. In addition to the judges’ selections, an online vote determined Andrew Gosden’s Piebald Deer as this year’s People’s Choice winner. A $100 prize was awarded for the top selection in each category and the winning photos along with five honorable mention entries will be featured in PHG’s 2023 PaSNAPsco calendar. Photographers whose entries received honorable mention are Kristen Mahoney, Liam Harmon, Geoffrey Baker, Caitlin Roe, and Andrew Hudson.
Visit our Facebook and Instagram to view the winning photos. In announcing the awards, PHG Executive Director Aaron Shapiro commented, “PHG is pleased to support the visual arts and share the beauty and diversity of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area by featuring the work of these talented photographers. This year’s submissions reinforced the richness of our natural, cultural, historical and environmental resources. We hope they inspire viewers to explore the heritage area and help steward its resources.”
Awards for the PaSNAPsco contest are sponsored by The Rogers Family of Ellicott City and the project is made possible through support from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.