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“This is what WE DIG...” Photo Contest Celebrates Region’s Beauty and Amenities

Date: 6/18/2013

Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth will award an iPad for contributed photos that capture the essence of northern Westmoreland County.

Interested photographers must submit their entries via email to photocontest@wedigpa.com by 5 p.m. on July 15.


New Kensington, PA -- The Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth, (WEDIG), is organizing a photo contest to showcase the beauty of northern Westmoreland County.  The contest, known as “This is what WE DIG...,”  will be accepting entries in four categories: Outdoors, People, Businesses, and Events.

“Shopping, dining, entertainment, and a beautiful setting -- rolling hills, forests and rivers -- make northern Westmoreland County a great place not only for play, but for life,” Julie Martin, Executive Director of WEDIG, said.  “Those who call the northern townships, boroughs and cities in and around Westmoreland County home know it is an area with affordable cost of living and high quality of life.  Through this photo contest, we mean to showcase the region’s beauty to others who might not know about all the things northern Westmoreland County has to offer.”

This is what WE DIG...” will be accepting photo entries up until July 15 that highlight WEDIG’s five municipalities of Allegheny Township, Arnold, Lower Burrell, New Kensington and Upper Burrell. Following this deadline, the WEDIG Quality of Life Committee will review submissions. The photos selected by the committee will then be uploaded to WEDIG’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WEDIGPA) where they can be viewed and voted on by the public.  The photo that receives the most “Likes” will be featured on WeDigPA.com for 30 days, and the entrant will receive a framed print of the photo and an Apple iPad.  The winner will be announced on August 15.

“Capture your favorite aspect of the northern Westmoreland County region,” Martin said. “Is it a local restaurant or shop?  Is it the people hanging out in Memorial Park?  Is it meeting new friends at an event?  We want to see the region through your eyes.”

Interested photographers can submit their entries via email to photocontest@wedigpa.com by 5 p.m. on July 15.  Entrants may only submit one photo per category, and must include the entry category in the image’s file name and the location of where the photo was taken.




The Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth is an organization dedicated to the economic development and prosperity of Allegheny Township, Arnold, Lower Burrell, New Kensington and Upper Burrell; and, as a result, the Alle-Kiski Valley as a whole. Located in the northern part of Westmoreland County, these five small communities believe they are stronger together as a region than alone.

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