Three adults and three youth from Chester County won awards for their entries in the Chester County Planning Commission’s Landscapes3 photo contest, which focused on the county’s greatest asset: people.
The photo contest, “Putting a Face on Chester County,” was a great way for the public to share how it spends its time in the county. The entries will help the Planning Commission better understand what is important in the daily lives of residents as the development of Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, continues.
The Planning Commission received 249 entries through the contest, which was open from the end of August through mid-October. The Landscapes3 Steering Committee selected the winners in the adult photographer and youth photographer categories.
The winners in the youth category include:
- First Place: “Sunset” by Andy Zhang
- Second Place: “Sunset Fishin’” by Michael McBride
- Third Place: “Lost in the Sunshine and the Flowers” by Abigail Williams
“After I heard I won the first place and read the message with the prizes on it, I was very excited and could not wait to get them,” said Zhang.
The winners in the adult category:
- First Place: “Running on Hay Bales” by Beth Uhler
- Second Place: “Doesn’t Get Any Better … ” by Miranda Wade
- Third Place: “Sunrise” by Heidi Whitmore
“I’m surprised and humbled to win the photo contest,” said Uhler. “I love taking photographs, but don’t consider myself a ‘photographer’ by any means. Chester County provides such a great setting — it’s hard to take a bad photo in a place like Stroud Preserve. I have lived here all my life and appreciate it more as time goes by.”
“We appreciate everyone who took the time to participate in this photo contest and show us what matters to them in Chester County,” said Brian O’Leary, the Planning Commission’s Executive Director. “We also would like to thank all our sponsors who were generous with their donations for prizes. It was a great success all-around.”
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