NEWTOWN SQUARE — The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) invites student and adult amateur photographers throughout the state to enter the 35th annual Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest designed to highlight the impact of litter on the environment and scenic qualities of the Commonwealth.

Winning photographers receive cash prizes and see their photos used in a variety of promotional venues. Event organizers also use submitted photos to identify sites for cleanup through local action.

“The Lens on Litter Photo Contest provides photographers across the state an opportunity to use this art form to bring attention to what is all too often ignored: the very real impacts of litter,” said PRC Managing Director Justin Stockdale. “While we universally dislike litter, we too frequently walk and drive past it without truly recognizing its impact.”

Entrants are encouraged to focus their lenses not just on litter but also the visual and environmental impacts of litter.

Complete contest rules are available at Entries will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2019.

Photographers can upload entries (limit three per person) at or mail originals to the Pennsylvania Resources Council, 3606 Providence Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. All entries must include entrant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, title given to photo, location of litter site and how he/she learned of the contest. If the entry is submitted by a school-age child, the school name and student’s grade and age must also be noted. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the PRC.