2013 NEPA Calendar Contest Winners

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There aren’t so many moments when I realize how amazing our local area is. I can probably count all of them on the nipples of the udder of the large plaster brown cow off of 309 by the craft beer shop. That’s like 4.

But seeing these amazing pictures totally sparked this feeling inside, like, WOW. We live in an area with some beautiful places, people and things in it. And we live in an area with some amazingly talented people in it who could capture that beauty. Whether it’s in nature, in the buildings and architecture, in the people or the seasons changing, these photos were such a pleasure for all of us to dive into.

See the entire submission list here: Click here

The Fearsome Foursome divvied up the work of choosing winners, and we each picked our favorite 3 pictures. And there you have it, the collective awesome of our NEPA Calendar contest. You guys are really, really amazing. I’m not trying to get all sappy, but I might cry a little bit. Q_____Q

Some additional commentary on these pictures… Jeffrey Lloyd took his March photo at the fabulous local Hillside Farms, an amazing local farm and dairy. The Lands’ mission is to teach a sustainable, self-sufficient way of life that is based on respectful, traditional principles. They treat their animals amazing, not something every farm can claim, and have some of the most delicious ice cream I have ever tasted. They seek to educate the public about what they do and even offer a Farm Camp and hands on educational classes for kids. Check out their website to learn all about their spectacular operation!

Author: Leslie Stewart

Leslie Stewart is a a geek girl, kawaii aficionado, and avid Tweeter. She blogs about geek culture, relationships, being engaged, and nonsense at She rocks a full time gig at eBay Enterprise as a graphic/web designer. A serial internet project starter, she co-founded the Geek Girl Pen Pals Club which has over 4,000 geek girl members from across the globe. In her spare time, she attends nerd conventions, LARPs, watches sci-fi movies, and makes geeky stickers, stationery and jewelry which she sells on Etsy.

6 Responses to "2013 NEPA Calendar Contest Winners"

  1. Karla Porter Posted on September 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I wanted every photo to be featured but there are only 12 months… they are all gorgeous. Thank you to everyone who participated in our history making project! XO Karla

  2. Leslie Posted on September 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I hope we can do this every year… There is so much talent in NEPA and I feel honored that I got to judge all of you! In a totally cool way of course.

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    […] The result is a pretty awesome collection of images from the region, shot by local photographers and photo enthusiasts.  And I think it’s really cool that it’ll get shared with an even wider crowd and celebrated.  NEPA has a lot going for it and a lot of talented people who call it home.   You can check out all the winning entries on NEPA BlogCon’s post: 2013 NEPA Calendar Contest Winners […]

  4. […] after party at Rodano’s in Wilkes Barre. Perks: Epic swag bag full of treasure, amazing NEPA BlogCon Calendar, super hot t-shirt, free lunch, geek bellydancers, free pizza at the after party, and spending the […]

  5. #FF: @NEPABlogCon « Posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    […] Any surprises in store for the people in attendance? Everyone who attend  will be getting a gorgeous 2013 NEPA Calendar with photo contributions from talented local photographers. See the contributions here. […]

  6. Theresa Malloy Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    How can I order more calendars? Its a beautiful calendar.

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