Senator Jake Corman Announces “Pennsylvania Symbols” Photo Contest

Your Creative Picture Could be Featured in a 2016 Calendar

(BELLEFONTE) – Residents of the 34th Senatorial District are encouraged to grab their cameras and start clicking as State Senator Jake Corman kicks off his inaugural Pennsylvania State Symbols Online Photo Contest.

“Pennsylvania is home to many beautiful images. I may be biased but I think this is especially true in the 34th District,” said Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman. “Whether it’s something you might find in your backyard, a hike through one of the state’s many scenic state parks and forests or something you find within a one-day drive from home, Pennsylvania is a beautiful place just begging to be photographed.”

The contest is open to all residents of the 34th Senatorial District (Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and parts of Huntingdon Counties). The state’s 12 symbols are connected to history, a native species or products important to Pennsylvania’s economy. The photos must fall into one of 12 categories. The categories are the state; Animal (Whitetail Deer), Tree (Hemlock), Fish (Brook Trout), Beautification Plant (Penngift Crownvetch), Ship (United States Brig Niagra), Insect (Firefly), Flower (Mountain Laurel), Bird (Ruffed Grouse), Fossil (Phacops Rana), Dog (Great Dane), Beverage (Milk) and Locomotive (Pennsylvania Railroad K4S).

Photo submission runs from now until August 31, 2015 at http://www.senatorcorman.com/photo-contest. Once all the photos have been submitted, those going to the same website will be able to vote for their favorite photos in each of the categories until September 30, 2015.

The winning photos in each category (one per month), based on public vote, will be featured in the 2016 “Senator Jake Corman’s Pennsylvania State Symbols Calendar.” Complete details can be found by going to http://www.senatorcorman.com/photo-contest.

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CONTACT:                                                                                                                                          

Jennifer Kocher, jkocher@pasen.gov