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PRC announces new resources for Lens on Litter Photo Contest


MEDIA, PA – The Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest, a program of the Pennsylvan­ia Resources Council (PRC), is an annual statewide photograph­y contest rewarding amateur photograph­ers who snap unusual or eye-catching images of litter across the Commonweal­th. The purpose is not to glorify litter, but to bring awareness to how litter threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environmen­t and wildlife. Monetary prizes up to $500 are awarded in two categories— Students and Adults. Further details, an online entry form and past winners can be found at https://prc. org/programs/projects/ lens-litter/ and questions may be directed to lensonlitt­

For the past few years, extra judging points have been awarded to those entrants who conduct a clean-up of the photograph­ed area and provide photograph­ic evidence of their work. To assist in these efforts and to encourage additional clean-ups, PRC promotes Keep PA Beautiful’s Pick Up PA Program for resources and supplies.

Registered clean-up events are eligible for free work gloves, safety vests and trash bags (courtesy of PennDOT and PADEP) while supplies last. Note: Events can be registered in the summer (June 1-August 31) but are not eligible for free supplies at this time. Please be aware of the additional safety concerns for summer events in PA like ticks, snakes, vegetation, and poison ivy.

Also, a free Community Cleanup Training Webinar is being offered on March 1 from 7-8pm. Registrati­on is required and additional program informatio­n is available by visiting https://www.keeppabeau­ .

Individual­s, groups, businesses or organizati­ons with an interest in litter prevention that would like to help sponsor the Lens on Litter contest, please contact us at lensonlitt­ (Anti-Litter Champion $1,000; Anti-Litter Advocate $500; Anti-Litter Supporter $250; AntiLitter­bug $100). Current sponsors-to-date include The Capaldi Family and Sheetz, Inc.

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