2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced!
AMISH COUNTRY NEWS has been holding a photo contest for over 20 years now. For the 2015 contest, many readers submitted the maximum 10 photos so we had scores of photos over which to deliberate! Needless to say, choosing a winner has a lot to do with personal taste, but subject matter, composition, and color all enter into the decision. To see the winning photos, please see page 46 of Amish Country News (also available online..see our homepage).
Grand Prize Winner
“Out to the Fields”
By Mike Johnson
"I was sitting on the side of the road one early morning, and this young man came by to fertilize his field. They were coming at me, so I thought I should move." Congratulations, Mike!
First Place Winner
By Sherra Gensel
A beautiful farmyard scene taken by Sherra. Thank you, and congratulations, Sherra!
Second Place Winner
“Out and About”
By Richard Livesay
This photo was taken at the Strasburg Rail Road. Congratulations, Richard!
Third Place Winner
“Church is Over, Heading Home”
By Ray Smecker
This photo is called "Church is Over, Heading Home!" This picture is also featured in Ray's book "The Four Seasons of Lancaster County," which is available at Amazon.com
By Jennifer Herr
East Brady, PA
This photo was taken in the Bird-In-Hand/Ronks area and beautifully showcases a Lancaster County farm.
Calling All Photographers!
2016 Amish Country News Photo Contest
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Amish Country is one of the most photographed areas in the world. With so much beauty and variety around us, it’s no wonder! Think you’ve got a great photo? Send it to us! The winner will receive free tour and attraction tickets. In addition, you will see your photo in the pages of Amish Country News! Other prizes will also go to the first, second, and third runners-up. All submitted photos become the property of Amish Country News and the Amish Experience. Photos may also be used in upcoming issues, in other publications, and/or for other promotional purposes. They will be judged on quality, color, subject matter, etc. Keep in mind that these photos are for publication, cannot be returned, and should depict a scene, aspect, event, or activity typical to Lancaster or the Pennsylvania Dutch Country region. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 31st, 2016
We will accept photos via email, and request that no more than 10 photos by the same person be submitted, so pick your best! Each photo submitted should contain the name, address, phone # and email address of the photographer, so you can be contacted. Any details on the location, date, or subject matter of the photograph should be included. To enter, send 8x10 photos at high res (300 dpi) and in .jpg format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please put “2016 photo contest” in the subject line)