Photo Contest: Show Us Your Favorite Place in Chester County

The Fall 2016 Landscapes3 photo contest, "Show Us Your Favorite Place in Chester County," set out to engage the public in the development of the county’s next comprehensive plan. The contest was intended to get a different view on what places are valued in Chester County, and the perspectives offered were varied but still quintessential Chester County – open space, farmland, farm stands, main streets and side streets, community parks, streams and lakes, historic buildings, community events, walking trails, and bridges.

After thoughtful consideration and a final determination by the Planning Commission Board, three winning images were selected. Congratulations to the first place prize winner, Lee Schlingmann for her entry titled Beautiful Doe Run Valley. She won a Dansko gift package valued at $250. Kathryn Mims came in second place with her photograph titled Fall in Chester County and won a $150 gift card from Longwood Gardens. Carol Slocum came in third place with her entry titled Bubbling Joy and won four passes to the Brandywine River Museum and the Millstone Café.

While only three photos could be winning entries, the quality of submissions ensured that many of the images could be used on our website or in the new county comprehensive plan, Landscapes3. Thank you to all of the contest participants and Dansko, Longwood Gardens, and the Brandywine River Museum and Millstone Café for supporting the contest with their prizes.

The top 25 photographs, in no particular order, are shown below. Click here to view the County's press release.