It was hard for Timothy Price to believe what he saw near the Hazleton Shopping Center. As per his words, there was a whole entire fence-line of litter back there – almost two-hundred feet of garbage —cans, shopping bags, cardboard and all other things.
Price took a photo and named it “Fenced Out,” and gave it to Pennsylvania Resources Council’s Lens on Litter Contest 2015. Recently he came to now that his snapshot got the first prize in the Student Division of the contest.
Other area winners were Andrew Yenchick, who won 3rd spot in the student category, and Anthony Sidari, who claimed the second spot in the adult category. The Pennsylvania Resources Council has arranged the contest on a yearly basis since the year 1984, and they asks photographs to showcase how this threatens safety and public health, scenic beauty, the environment and wildlife and property values.
Timothy entered two snapshots, but he told that he would have liked more photographs as it is very easy to find trash everywhere. He won US$ 1000 for the snap. Timothy graduated from the Hazleton Area High School in 2015 and now he is the freshman at the Luzerne County Community College.
Yenchick, who is a 5th grade student at the Holy Family Academy in Hazleton, clicked a snapshot at Hazleton’s Beech Street Playground. He stated that there was a garbage on the basketball court and behind the fence and the photo was titled “Which Side of the Fence Are You On?”