Corman opens photo contest to central Pennsylvanians

State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, kicked off a photo contest for 34th District residents Tuesday.

“Pennsylvania is home to many beautiful images,” Corman said in a press release. “Whether it’s something you might find in your backyard, a hike through one of the state’s many scenic state parks and forests or something you find within a one-day drive from home, Pennsylvania is a beautiful place just begging to be photographed.”

Photos can be submitted to until Aug. 31, and people can vote for their favorites in each of 12 categories until Sept. 30.

The winning photos in each category will be featured in the 2016 Sen. Jake Corman’s Pennsylvania State Symbols Calendar.

The contest is open to residents of the 34th Senatorial District, which includes Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and parts of Huntingdon counties.

Photo entries must fall into one of 12 categories: state animal (whitetail deer), tree (hemlock), fish (brook trout), beautification plant (penngift crownvetch), ship (U.S. Brig Niagara), insect (firefly), flower (mountain laurel), bird (ruffed grouse), fossil (phacops rana), dog (great Dane), beverage (milk) and locomotive (Pennsylvania Railroad K4S).