Pinelands Photography Contest

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary PPA held its first Pinelands Photography Contest in 2009. If you wish to be notified of future events like this one sign up here to receive email alerts.

We received 114 submissions and we are so grateful to everyone who participated. A panel of independent judges picked 15 finalists, five in each of the following categories:

Category: Enjoying the New Jersey Pinelands

(hiking, picnicking, watching the world go by, etc)

Image of Erin DowningMarlton, NJThis picture was taken on Batsto Lake after kayaking from Quaker Bridge. In the picture are my aunt and two sisters.[+ ZOOM] Erin Downing
Marlton, NJ
This picture was taken on Batsto Lake after kayaking from Quaker Bridge. In the picture are my aunt and two sisters. © Erin Downing
Image of Jennifer BulavaLumberton, NJI was taking pictures of Harrisville Pond when I noticed kayakers approaching. This unidentified kayaker in the picture made the scene much more interesting.[+ ZOOM] Jennifer Bulava
Lumberton, NJ
I was taking pictures of Harrisville Pond when I noticed kayakers approaching. This unidentified kayaker in the picture made the scene much more interesting. © Jennifer Bulava
 
Image of Jon von BriesenForked River, NJPitch pine, moon and snow.[+ ZOOM] Jon von Briesen
Forked River, NJ
Pitch pine, moon and snow. © Jon von Breisen
Image of Kathleen LaPergolaMount Laurel, NJI was lucky enough to be at Double Trouble State Park the day they were harvesting cranberries.[+ ZOOM] Kathleen LaPergola
Mount Laurel, NJ
I was lucky enough to be at Double Trouble State Park the day they were harvesting cranberries. © Kathleen LaPergola
 
Image of Kevin SparkmanMedford, NJThis picture was taken during a kayaking trip on the Batsto River between Hampton Furnace and Quaker Bridge.[+ ZOOM] Kevin Sparkman
Medford, NJ
This picture was taken during a kayaking trip on the Batsto River between Hampton Furnace and Quaker Bridge. © Kevin Sparkman
 

Category: Protecting the New Jersey Pinelands

(conservation, clean-ups, trail projects, etc.)

Image of Matthew ChamberlainLittle Silver, NJAttracted by a plume of smoke, I found my way into a portion of Double Trouble State Park that the rangers were treating with a prescribed fire. There was a strange feeling in the air and I wondered how certain trees were chosen to be torched and others to live.[+ ZOOM] Matthew Chamberlain
Little Silver, NJ
Attracted by a plume of smoke, I found my way into a portion of Double Trouble State Park that the rangers were treating with a prescribed fire. There was a strange feeling in the air and I wondered how certain trees were chosen to be torched and others to live. © Matthew Chamberlain
Image of Kathleen LaPergolaMount Laurel, NJThis photos shows how the creeks and streams of Double Trouble State Park are clean, without any sign of trash.[+ ZOOM] Kathleen LaPergola
Mount Laurel, NJ
This photos shows how the creeks and streams of Double Trouble State Park are clean, without any sign of trash. © Kathleen LaPergola
 
Image of Keith BurnsWarren Grove, NJDusk at the Oswego River Preserve - a Nature Conservancy owned property.[+ ZOOM] Keith Burns
Warren Grove, NJ
Dusk at the Oswego River Preserve - a Nature Conservancy owned property. © Keith Burns
Image of Debbie TremelBarnegat, NJThis was a project done through the Medicine Waters Conservancy. We were camouflaging an area that had begun to be opened by a motor vehicle. Through our work, no further vehicles have gone into the area and it has the opportunity to rejuvenate.[+ ZOOM] Debbie Tremel
Barnegat, NJ
This was a project done through the Medicine Waters Conservancy. We were camouflaging an area that had begun to be opened by a motor vehicle. Through our work, no further vehicles have gone into the area and it has the opportunity to rejuvenate. © Debbie Tremel
Image of Terry SchmidtLower Bank, NJWharton State Forest and regional Jeep Clubs sponsor an annual "Pine Barrens Jeep Clean-up" in October. 2009 will be the 7th year for the event which attracts over 250 people determined to keep the woods free of trash.[+ ZOOM] Terry Schmidt
Lower Bank, NJ
Wharton State Forest and regional Jeep Clubs sponsor an annual "Pine Barrens Jeep Clean-up" in October. 2009 will be the 7th year for the event which attracts over 250 people determined to keep the woods free of trash. © Terry Schmidt
 

Nature & Wildlife of the New Jersey Pinelands

(landscape, deer, birds, orchids, frogs, etc)

Image of Mike Bradway
Vineland, NJ
This photo was taken in the Oswego River watershed as we were enjoying the winding dirt roads, scenery, and flora and fauna in the Pine Barrens. We came across this Timber Rattlesnake crossing the road.[+ ZOOM] Mike Bradway Vineland, NJ This photo was taken in the Oswego River watershed as we were enjoying the winding dirt roads, scenery, and flora and fauna in the Pine Barrens. We came across this Timber Rattlesnake crossing the road. © Mike BradwayImage of John Bunnell Tabernacle, NJ This photo of a male Pine Barrens treefrog was taken at night at a Pinelands pond. May is the peak breeding period for the species. By forcing air between their abdomen and vocal pouch, males produce an advertisement call to attract females for mating.[+ ZOOM] John Bunnell Tabernacle, NJ This photo of a male Pine Barrens treefrog was taken at night at a Pinelands pond. May is the peak breeding period for the species. By forcing air between their abdomen and vocal pouch, males produce an advertisement call to attract females for mating. © John Bunnell
 
Image of Jamie Cromartie Pomona, NJ After a fire the serotinous cones, which have remained on the trees for years, open to shed their stored seeds thus beginning a new generation of pygmy pine trees.[+ ZOOM] Jamie Cromartie Pomona, NJ After a fire the serotinous cones, which have remained on the trees for years, open to shed their stored seeds thus beginning a new generation of pygmy pine trees. © Jamie CromartieImage of Nancy Fritz
Tuckerton, NJ
Wading River Sunset.[+ ZOOM] Nancy Fritz Tuckerton, NJ Wading River Sunset. © Nancy Fritz
 
Image of Debbie Tremel Barnegat, NJ Spatulate-leaved sundew[+ ZOOM] Debbie Tremel Barnegat, NJ Spatulate-leaved sundew © Debbie Tremel
 

Winning photographs will be on display at the Alliance's offices from July 25, 2009 through the end of August. For more information contact PPA at 609-859-8860 or email.

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