Photography Exhibit

Pinelands Juried Photographic Exhibition – over $2000 in cash prizes


Morning Mist, Morning Light by Patricia Worley
Morning Mist, Morning Light by Patricia Worley. Won First Place in Landscape Category, 2023
Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit 2024

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce Pinelands 2024 Juried Photographic Exhibition. The goal is to celebrate the New Jersey Pinelands, our Nation’s first National Reserve, with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Photographs had to be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map) and submitted in one of following categories: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc.).

This year we had 165 photographers submit 715 photographs for consideration. The jury selected 86 photographs to display as part of this exhibit.

The juried exhibit will hang in the beautiful, renovated barn at PPA Headquarters at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ. All acceptable photographs submitted will be displayed in a special online New Jersey Pinelands Photo Gallery by April 15, 2023.

Viewing the Exhibit

The exhibit can be viewed at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance from March 25, 2024 through April 27, 2024, during the hours listed below and on our online calendar.

  • Mondays – Thursdays, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Fridays – Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sundays, Noon to 5 PM

This year, we are honored to have Henry Rowan as our judge. Learn more about Henry Rowan. 

Awards will be presented on March 23, 2024, in a private ceremony for photographers.  Over $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show, $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, and Other categories.

2024 Juried Pinelands Photography Exhibit: Finalists

Dennis Abriola – Grass Pink, Double Blossom

Dennis Abriola – Short-leaved milkwort

Dennis Abriola – Goslings Snuggling

Dennis Abriola – Ouch That’s Smarts

Rob Auermuller – Moore Farmers – Moore Fruit

Rob Auermuller – Snowy Owl – Whoo Can See It?

Rob Auermuller – Today’s Extreme – Tomorrow’s Reality

Bob Ballantyne – Pitcher Plant Flower

Bob Ballantyne – Pitcher  Plant With Lunch

Shawn Ball-Dillon – Auspicious Amanita

Matt Baron – Snow Covered Trail From Above

Dwayne Botnick – Cabin on Atsion Lake

Dwayne Botnick – Natures Painted Fall Morning

Trisha Chappell – Pinelands Sunrise

Tyler Christensen – Spung-ho

Brian Collins – Sun Rise on the Marsh

Brian Collins – Sunsets behind an Osprey

Karen Crisfulla – Sunset in the Pinelands

Karen Crisfulla – Capturing a Pinelands Moment

Ann Darlington – Sunlit Country Store

David DesRochers – Morning Sky at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Evan Dittig – Play Dead

Evan Dittig – Symphony of the Pines

Robin Eisemen – Sticks

Diane Emerson – October Morning Reflections

Diane Emerson – Old Friends

Aleja Estronza – Sunset Serenity

Kimberly Farro – Sunset over Colliers Mills

Robert Ferguson II – Pine Barrens Treefrog on Pitcher Plant

Robert Ferguson II – Hold Your Head High

Robert Ferguson II – Grumpy Pine Snake

Anthony Ferraina – Terrapin Love

Gregory Fischer – Mothing Around

Audrey Geddes – The Milky Way over Batsto Mansion

Keara Giannotti – Caterpillar Confection (Cecropia Moth Caterpillar)

Michelle Gober – The one that got away

Amy L Golden – Round Leaf Sundew

Rafal Goraczniak – Rhythms of the Batsto River

Rafal Goraczniak – Light Invasion

Rafal Goraczniak – Footprints of the Jersey Devil

Victoria Gordon – Chevrolet Sunset

Janice Griswold – Rhody’s Path

Patrice Grossi – Powering the Mill Batsto Grist Mill

Jeff Heilbrun – The Pinecone

Erica Heusser – Pinelands Jewel

Erica Heusser – Red Beauty

Erica Heusser – Nesting Season

Martin Kavanagh – Grass & Sky Reflection

Martin Kavanagh – Sunlit Cedar Swamp

Kevin Sean Lee – Banks of the Oswego

Tony M – Abrams Farmstead

Dave Male – Water Dancers

Jordan Marsh – Broken

Jordan Marsh – Freeze

Jordan Marsh – Pollen Swirl

Jordan Marsh – Forest Floor

Dennis McDonald – Emil Brown at Home

Cynthia Mezick – Moody Morning

Cynthia Mezick – Autumn Medley

Wendy Milligan – Simple Beauty In The Pines

Wendy Milligan – Tools of The Trade

Liz Monteleone – Fall

Susan Powell – Blowing Snow

Susan Powell – Tree Along The Water

Susan Powell – Blazing Sunrise

Frank Sauer – Before the Storm

James Schill – Yellow Warbler

David Seals – Pakim Morning Light

David Seals – Cedars of Friendship

David Seals – Ghost Forest of Bull’s Branch

David Seals – The Way

David Shaffer – Symmetry on Governors Pond

David Shaffer – Spring Sprung in Franklin Parker

Gavin Shwahla – Cedar Snow

Daniel Slipp – Men at work

Daniel Slipp – Bumblebee

Daniel Slipp – Hello

Sue Tavarez – Change of Seasons

Sue Tavarez – Solitude

Kenneth Thompson – Angel In the Cedars

Kenneth Thompson – Frosted

Kenneth Thompson – Dew Bound

Patricia Worley – Spotlight on New Growth

Patricia Worley – Winter Simplicity

Patricia Worley – Stately Snowy Owl

Greg Zanoni – Plumes of Passion – Egret in Breeding Splendor

Greg Zanoni – Natures Drama – Culinary Catch

Important Dates
  • Delivery of Accepted Work:
    Friday, March 8, 2024 5-7 pm
    Saturday, March 9, 2024 10-noon
    Sunday, March 10, 2024 10-noon
  • Exhibition Dates: March 25 to April 27, 2024
  • Online Gallery of Photographs Opens: April 13, 2024
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2-4 pm
    Awards announced at the reception
  • Pick-up Artwork:
    Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10-noon
    Monday, April 29, 2024, 5-7 pm


View our most commonly asked questions below!

Meet Our Judge

In 2024, we are honored to have Henry Rowan as our judge. 

Henry is a national award-winning photographer, author, and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Photography (PCP) in Doylestown. In addition to being a working, professional photographer, Henry is a frequent lecturer and judge throughout the region and teaches a variety of workshops at the PCP. Henry’s work is frequently on display at galleries and shows and he has gained a following for his distinctive style of portraiture as well as his unique portrayal of landscapes, nature, and sports.

Photographically, Henry’s style is well-defined but somewhat difficult to describe. He plays with movement, light, and color in unison to create images that are easy to identify as his. The driving theme of his work is his concept of Non-Existent Imagery:

“The images I create never existed and never will exist. They are combinations of angles, colors, light, time, lenses, sensors, and more, which produce images that the human eye can’t see and the human mind can’t process in real life. Unlike the photojournalist, I am not trying to capture a moment in time, but rather I am hoping to create a feeling in space that conveys the essence of the subject.”

Working within this framework provides a great deal of artistic freedom and fosters a worldview that is both individualistic and offers unlimited creative opportunities. Many of his images are the result of hours of work and are part of his CameraGraph® series, in which post-processing plays a major role to visually construct his “reality”. Regardless of the scene, Henry strives to reveal the essence of his subjects in a manner that is as unique as the subjects themselves.

You may see his work at

Delivery of Accepted Work

All accepted work must be framed in a professional manner; wired and ready to hang. The wire must be securely fastened to the actual frame, not the backing. While it is not a requirement, we suggest using black frames with white or off-white mats. Metal, acrylic and canvas prints are also acceptable and do not need to be framed or matted. The accepted artwork may not be larger than 24” x 36” (including the frame). Images may be color or monochrome. Image tags must be attached to the back of the artwork. The organizers of the exhibition will have the right to disqualify an image based on the quality of the print, frame or mat.

Photographer’s Rights

All photographers retain all copyrights to their images. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance reserves the right to use all submitted images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition and/or photographer and for the promotion of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s mission in print and online without financial compensation. Where possible the photographer will be credited.


By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to hold harmless the PPA, all agents, officers, and volunteers from any claims of damage or loss that might occur to the art submitted for this exhibition.


All photography should be for sale unless it is marked NFS (not for sale). The PPA will take a 30% commission on all sales. Photographs that have been sold will remain in the exhibition until its conclusion. Photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Pinelands (see map)

Exhibit Steering Committee Members:
Richard Lewis (Chair); Barry Nealis; Bonnie Rovere; Ed Tenthoff; Peter Hewitt; Sarah Puleo and Robert Zurfluh

For more information or questions please contact:
The committee at or call us at 609-859-8860.

All photography contest entry questions must be emailed to or made by phone at 609-859-8860.  Do not use our general Contact Us form – we can’t guarantee we will be able to respond in time.

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