There is no current photo contest. 

The Parks Department sponsors a “Pictures in the Park” photo contest. Professional and amateur photographers may submit digital photos of the County parks or park activities. Photos submitted of images other than the County parks are not be eligible. Once submitted, photographs become the property of Allegheny County. The photographs are added to an album on the County Parks Facebook page.

Residents select the contest winner by “liking” their favorite photo and the winner receives a prize package valued at more than $150.

Residents are also encouraged to share their stories of a favorite memory or special moment in one of the nine parks on the Facebook page. Allegheny County’s nine parks provide numerous opportunities for park goers to capture images of beautiful scenery and wildlife, as well as memorable moments and fun activities.



New in 2011! The Pictures in the Park photo contest was held on the Parks Facebook page. Photos were submitted and the votes were cast online. The 2011 winner, first runner-up and second runner-up are below. Read the news release.

Valerie Palumbo (45 votes) Valerie Palumbo
(42 votes)
Valerie Palumbo (42 votes)



The grand prize winners and their photos in the Sony “Pictures in the Park” photography contest are below. Three photos were selected as grand prize winners from more than 90 entries. Each winner will be awarded a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera courtesy of the Sony Technology Center-Pittsburgh. Read the news release.

Butterfly in South Park
by Monica Miller
Misty Morning at North Park Lake
by Andrew Weisner
Fall Scene in Round Hill Park
by Matt Gaydos