The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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October 2, 2013

Last Month To Win $1,000

— The Pennsylvania Resources Council’s (PRC) 28th annual Lens On Litter Photo Contest will close on Oct. 31. The contest focuses attention on the ugly and avoidable environmental problems that litter creates.

Use your camera to identify the worst examples of litter in your Pennsylvania community. The 2013 contest is open to amateur photographers only. Contestants will be divided into two classes — school age children and adults. Eight prizes, four to each group, will be awarded with first place winners receiving $1,000 in cash, second place $500, third place $250 and The People’s Choice Award of a camera. The contest identifies sites, which PRC then targets for clean up through local action — be it the governing body or civic-minded organizations. Since the inauguration of this program, litter has been removed from hundreds of sites. PRC provides literature describing cleanup methods to the groups

Send entries (limit three per person) to the Pennsylvania Resources Council, 3606 Providence Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. All entries must contain the following information on the back of the photo: entrant’s name, address, telephone number, school grade and school name if a school age child, title given to photo, and location of litter site. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the PRC.  

Program sponsors include: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., John A. Battista, Everchem Specialty Chemicals, Sheetz Inc., Wawa and WSFS Bank. For further information, call the Pennsylvania Resources Council at (610) 353-1555.  If you are interested in becoming a member or making a contribution, call PRC.

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