MEDIA RELEASE

November 16, 2018

CONTACT : Lindsey Baker, Director | director@patapsco.org | 410-696-1328

PaSNAPsco Photo Contest Brings Photos of the Best of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area
Rogers Family of Ellicott City Sponsors Effort to Highlight Area’s Many Features

ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND–The Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s PaSNAPsco photo contest had eighteen photographers enter with forty-six photos depicting the diverse beauty of Maryland’s most historic river valley.   Open to both amateur and professional photographers, PHG sought images that creatively featured historic structures and attractions, the Patapsco River and its environment, Main Street moments, recreational opportunities, and cultural activities.

Winning photographs are featured in a PaSNAPsco 2019 Calendar. The calendar features wonderful photographs as well as important dates in the Patapsco Valley’s past and information about all of the wonderful things currently happening in the area. Calendars are available for free, by contacting PHG. The photographs are also on display in the PaSNAPsco Photo Exhibit through January 16, 2019. The exhibit fills the walls of the 2nd floor of Atwaters in Catonsville located at 815 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228.

Individual cash prizes of $100 were awarded for the “best of’ in the following categories:

  • STEP BACK (historical)
    • Morning Donut Mill by Advanced Ariel Imaging Concepts
  • NATURE NURTURES (environment)
    • Last snow on the Patapsco by Geoffrey Baker
  • MAIN STREET MOMENTS
    • Ellicott City Rebirth by Geoffrey Baker
  • GET OUT! (recreation)
    • Patapsco Love by Geoffrey Baker

The  PATAPSCO FAVORITE, Midnight on Main by Dana Sohr, was chosen for a $200 cash prize.

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE, EC Beauty by Stephanie Hopkins, was selected via an online contest for a $100 cash award.

Category Runners Up Included:

  • STEP BACK (historical)
    • Rainbow in the Ruins by Kristin Vucina
  • NATURE NURTURES (environment)
    • Cascade in the Fall by Geoff Lawrence
    • Dandelion Sunburst by Joe Welsh, Nature Nurtures (Honorable Mention)
    • Falling Leaves by Geoff Lawrence, Nature Nurtures (Honorable Mention)
  • MAIN STREET MOMENTS
    • Oella Morning by Geoff Lawrence
  • GET OUT! (recreation)
    • Under Route 40 by Clint Magers

All photos were taken within the boundaries of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area.

The contest was sponsored by the Rogers Family of Ellicott City and made possible through a grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority

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