Calling All Nature Photographers: Friends of the Wissahickon Announces its Biennial Photo Contest 


PHILADELPHIA – April 3, 2018 –Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is teaming up with the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and, for the first time, the Woodmere Art Museum to present the biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest for individuals interested in submitting photos they captured while visiting Wissahickon Valley Park. Here’s what you need to know to participate:

o   All photos entered in the contest must be taken within Wissahickon Valley Park, along the Green Ribbon Trail, or on one of the WVWA managed preserves.

o   Categories are: people, wildlife, landscape, and structures.

o   Participants may enter up to four photos taken within the last three years.

o   Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, First Place in each category, and People’s Choice (chosen by Facebook voters).

o   Any of the three co-hosting organizations may feature the winning photos online, in their printed materials, or on social media.

o   Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

o   Photographs will not be returned.

The contest kicked off on April 2, 2018 and the deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018. Winners will be announced October 29.

Visit for complete rules and details. Use this link to submit photos:

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About Friends of the Wissahickon

Founded in 1924, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is the oldest and largest nonprofit volunteer organization working in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to preserve and restore historical park structures and trails, eliminate invasive plant species, and monitor watershed management issues throughout the 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park. The Park’s Forbidden Drive was named 2018 Trail of the year by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit

About Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

WVWA’s mission is to inspire and engage diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. Since 1957, WVWA had made a critical difference protecting the local environment in the 64 square miles of the Wissahickon Creek’s watershed, working with individuals, local municipalities, Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. WVWA protects nearly 1,300 acres of natural open space in Montgomery County. For more information visit