The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will hold its second “Parks are Free” photo contest, sponsored by the UPMC Health Plan. Take up to five pictures of anyone or anything in any park and email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th. Rules and entry instructions are at pittsburghparks.org/photocontest. Each photo must include the photographer’s name, phone number, email address, and the name of the park where it was taken.
The twelve finalists’ photos will be displayed at the Schenley Park Café throughout November and made into a 2011 calendar available at the online store: www.zazzle.com/pittsburghparks. The winning photo will be published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the photographer will receive an item of his or her choice from the Conservancy’s online store. Last year’s 350 entries included landscapes, wildlife, and people, but any subject is allowed.
Communications Director Laura Cook says the Conservancy has broadened its reach to other city parks over thirteen years and raised almost $50 million to invest in Highland, Frick, Schenley and Riverview parks.