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collage of winning images

The 2014 ProjectPATH Photo Contest captures the Commonwealth's transportation history

Sponsored by PennDOT

The contest launched over the summer, and invited photographers to submit images that captured the essence of Pennsylvania’s transportation history or that spoke to PennDOT’s role in preserving the historic, cultural, archaeological, and natural treasures of Pennsylvania.

We received over sixty entries from amateur and professional photographers all over the Commonwealth. The Fan Favorite was selected on Preservation Pennsylvania's Facebook page (Jeff Tripodi's Facebook Fan Favorite image of the Bridgewater-Rochester Bridge is pictured at right). A panel of judges selected the rest of the winning photographs that appear in the 2015 ProjectPATH Photo Contest Calendar. (See collage of winning images at the top of the page.)

All winners received printed copies of the calendar and a free one-year membership in Preservation Pennsylvania, with associated benefits.

If you missed this year's ProjectPATH Photo Contest, check back next summer for the 2015 edition!

Henry Avenue Bridge - arch over the Wissahickon, a National Natural LandmarkBellefont RR Station with train approaching                                                                           

Sample of photos featured in previous ProjectPATH calendars. (left) Henry Avenue Bridge (Wissahickon Memorial Bridge) over the Wissahickon, a National Natural Landmark - Philadelphia County. (right) Bellefont Train Station - Centre County.

Photo submissions

  • High resolution for print purposes (minimum 3375 x 2100 pixels OR at least 7" x 11 ¼" at 300 dpi)
  • All photographic subjects (structures, properties, sites) must be located in Pennsylvania.  
  • Sample subjects include preserved or rehabbed transportation structures such as bridges, train or bus stations, or old toll booths. You may also photograph historic sites, such as Gruber Wagon Works, or archaeological excavations or artifacts that were recovered as a result of the Section 106 process.  There are many possibilities, since transportation gets us from here to there and connects us to many historic resources.
  • Submitted by midnight EST on Friday, September 12

Photo Contest Rules

  • Photographers may enter more than one image but each must be submitted with its own application.
  • Photographer must own the copyright OR have received permission and use rights from the owner (e.g. a photo from an archival collection; please include documentation of permission).
  • Each email entry must include the digital photo file (jpg, png) as well as a short paragraph explaining what appealed to you about the view and the history of the resource and its significance to local, state, or national history.
  • Submission to the photo contest grants Preservation Pennsylvania the right to exhibit and/or publish the submission materials, including photographs, to further preservation and educational goals.

Contest Winners

All entrants will receive a complimentary calendar.  Those whose photograph(s) are chosen for the calendar will receive

  • A complimentary calendar (up to 3, if requested, to share with friends and family).
  • A complimentary one-year “Friends”-level membership in Preservation Pennsylvania, with all the perks.        
  • Recognition in the Photo Contest Calendar, on our Facebook page, and the ProjectPATH  website.

Questions? Please contact Sabra Smith at 

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Thank you to all the photographers who entered!

We received an amazing array of photographs -- and with some difficulty managed to select a group of winners.

Browse the album of 2014 ProjectPATH Photo Contest winners -- all beautiful scenes from around our state.

Jeff Tripodi's photograph of Bridgewater Crossing was the Facebook Fan Favorite this year.