Community members Capture the Beauty of Tacony Creek Park in First-Ever Photo Contest

Emilie Wetzel
May 22, 2019

1st Place Adult Crossing TheTacony Brandon Hing 2019 700 px

By Rita Yelda

TTF and the Olney Culture Lab of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia are pleased to announce the winners of the firstever Tacony Creek Park Photo Contest, made possible by the Joseph Robert Foundation. Professional and amateur photographers of all ages participated, and a total of four adult and youth winners (18 and under) were selected from fifty-eight submissions.

With 150 acres of forests and meadows providing a home for wildlife, there was no shortage of inspiration for the Tacony Creek Park Photo Contest. Tacony Creek Park, including the 3.2-mile paved regional Circuit walking and biking trail, is a treasure for the community that it serves. Part of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system, it offers open space, exercise, and nature for everyone to enjoy.

The photos submitted were a diverse, beautiful celebration of the park. Submissions to the contest included a wide-range of perspectives on Tacony Creek Park, such as birds, plants, and the creek; people enjoying the park; man-made aspects of the park like bridges; and scenes of the park from different seasons of the year. The contest allowed the organizers to gain the public’s perspectives on the park, while also creating an opportunity to highlight all that it offers.

The Tacony Creek Park Contest winners and cash prizes are:

  • Brandon Hing, “Crossing the Tacony,” Adult 1st Place, $250
  • Jonathan Fredlund, “A Chilling Wake” Adult 2nd Place, $125
  • Yeredith Cruz, “Untitled 1,” Youth 1st Place, $100
  • Yanilda Hernandez, “Untitled 4,” Youth 2nd Place, $50

Additionally, all winners were invited to the Annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on May 15, where the winning photos and honorable mentions are on display in a gallery at Globe Dye Works. TTF will also host a special reception for all participants and winners on May 30 from 6 to 8 pm.

Don’t let the conversation about Tacony Creek Park stop here, share your park pictures using #TaconyCreekPark and #DiscoverTCP on social media!


1st Place Adult — Brandon Hing– Crossing The Tacony

2nd Place Adult — Jonathan Fredlund — A Chilling Wake

1st place Youth — Yeredith Cruz — untitled 1

2nd place — Yanilda Hernandez — untitled 4

Care about Tacony Creek Park? Contact or 215-744-1853 to get involved.

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