CONOWINGO DAM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIFTH ANNUAL BALD EAGLE PHOTO CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Marshall Murphy
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CONOWINGO DAM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIFTH ANNUAL BALD EAGLE PHOTO CONTEST

5th Annual Conowingo Bald Eagle Photo Contest winners

Photographers from across the region participate in photo contest

The 5th Annual Conowingo Bald Eagle Photo Contest winners display their prize-winning photos. Left to right are:  William Page Pulley (First Place winner), Michael Rucci (Second place winner), Paul Vitucci (People’s Choice winner), along with Fred Smith, Shoreline Specialist for Exelon Generation.

DARLINGTON, MD (Feb.26, 2016) – The banks of the lower Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station at Fisherman’s Park is one of the best places in the United States to view the American Bald Eagle.  Each day local photographers gather along the river bank, camera at the ready to capture the flight of the American Bald Eagle in action.  Exelon Generation, the owner and operator of Conowingo Dam, recently held its fifth annual photo contest to help highlight the beauty of the bald eagle and highlight awareness of the importance the region plays in the existence of the bald eagle in a natural environment.

 The winners of the 5th Annual Conowingo Bald Eagle Photo contest are:

  • First place - “Defender” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD
  • Second place - “I’m Only Gonna Tell You Once” by Michael Rucci, Cochranville, PA   
  • Third place - “Catch of the Day” by Brian Kushner, Audubon, NJ
  • Fourth place - “Eagle and a Fish” by Ho Yau Wai, Scarborough, Ontario
  • People’s Choice Award - “Hunter” by Paul Vitucci, Greenlawn, NY
  • Photographer’s Choice Award - “Power & Grace” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD

First place - “Defender” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD

First place - “Defender” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD 

Second place - “I’m Only Gonna Tell You Once” by Michael Rucci, Cochranville, PA

Second place - “I’m Only Gonna Tell You Once” by Michael Rucci, Cochranville, PA   

Third place - “Catch of the Day” by Brian Kushner, Audubon, NJ

Third place - “Catch of the Day” by Brian Kushner, Audubon, NJ 

Fourth place - “Eagle and a Fish” by Ho Yau Wai, Scarborough, Ontario

Fourth place - “Eagle and a Fish” by Ho Yau Wai, Scarborough, Ontario

People’s Choice Award – “Hunter” by Paul Vitucci, Greenlawn, NY

People’s Choice Award - “Hunter” by Paul Vitucci, Greenlawn, NY

Photographer’s Choice Award - “Power & Grace” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD

Photographer’s Choice Award - “Power & Grace” by William Page Pulley, Aberdeen, MD

More than 200 photographs of the bald eagle were submitted by local photographers who captured the majestic bird on film this past fall. A panel of four local volunteers agreed to take on the challenge of judging the contest. After a tough decision, the judges narrowed the selection down to the top 43 entries before selecting the top four photos. The top 43 entries are currently on display at the Conowingo Visitor Center and the top six winners’ framed photos will be displayed at the Visitor Center for a year. This year, the contest’s “People’s Choice Award” category attracted thousands of online followers who cast more than 24,000 votes for their favorite picture.  In addition to the photos being displayed at the Visitor Center, they will be made available for viewing at www.SupportConowingoDam.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SupportConowingoDam.

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The Conowingo Visitor Center is located at 4948 Conowingo Road, Darlington, MD, and the photos can be viewed during normal center hours, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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About Exelon Corporation

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2015 revenues of approximately $29.4 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO). Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.

 



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