The Fourth Annual Littered Landscape
Photography Contest Winners
The winning photographs have been chosen for the Fourth Annual Littered
Landscape Photography Contest. The annual event, sponsored by NorCal
Waste Systems, Inc. and the Chico Enterprise-Record, aims to bring awareness
to the local community about the widespread problem of illegal dumping
in Butte County.
The first-place photograph, “Sullied Sunset,” was taken by
Rachael Claflin. The image shows a setting sun filtering through the
branches of an oak tree. A couch and ironing board are caught in the
shadows. The photograph was shot on Old Humboldt Road.
The second-place photograph, “Clouds, Hills, Scrap Metal,” was
taken by Zora Thomas. The photograph was taken by the Sycamore Channel
near the end of Oleander Ave. and depicts two abandoned vehicles resting
on top of a hill. The third-place photograph, “School Shootings,” was
also shot by Rachael Claflin. The digitalized photograph depicts a rock
wall, used tires, and an old-fashioned school desk with bullet holes.
The litter is also on Old Humboldt Road.
Honorable Mentions were given to seven other entries: “Cycle’s
End” by Rachael Claflin, “One Way” by Michele Wickham, “Covered
Bridge Canyon View” by Phillip Wallick, “Untitled” by
Sarah Shoaf, “Litter of Concow Road” by
Skyler Lipski, “Horizontal Junker #2” by Zora Thomas, and “Trash
Above Concow Reservoir” by Skyler Lipski.
The Littered Landscape will be on display in the Common Grounds Coffee
Shop, located in the basement of the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU,
Chico campus from Nov. 2 through Nov. 17. A public reception will be
held on Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contest winners will be awarded
prizes during the reception.
The Fourth Annual Littered Landscape Photography Contest and Show is
a creative means to bring awareness to the local community about illegal
dumping in Butte County. The contest was open to all residents of Butte
County. Entries were due on October 31. After being on display at the
Common Grounds, the show will be moved to Moxie’s Café & Gallery
from Nov. 17 through Nov. 27. The Littered Landscape will also be on
display at the Butte County Administration Building, located at 25 County
Center Drive in Oroville, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
Illegal dumping continues to plague Butte County. In 2005, over $100,000
was spent to remove 100,000 cubic yards of litter, couches, refrigerators,
and other trash from the roadways, valleys, and waterways in the county.
The Littered Landscape was organized by Nhu Huynh, Education Coordinator
for the Associated Students Recycling Program. The event is put on by
the AS Recycling Program and sponsored by NorCal Waste Systems, Inc.,
Enterprise-Record, Sierra Nevada Brewery, The Chico Paper Company, Greenfeet,
and Moxie’s Café & Gallery.
For more information on how to report illegal dumping in Butte County,
contact the Department of Public Works’ Illegal Dumping Hotline
at (866) 369-DUMP or visit the Web site at www.buttecounty.net/publicworks/.
For more information, contact Robyn DiFalco, recycling coordinator at
898-5033, e-mail: email@example.com or Remi Lohse, public relations
intern, at 898-5033, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Place “Sullied Sunset” by Rachael Claflin
Second Place “Clouds, Hills, Scrap Metal,” by Zora Thomas
Third Place “School Shootings” by Rachael Claflin
Honorable mention “Cycles End” by Rachael Claflin
Honorable Mention “Trash Above Concow” by Skyler Lipski
Honorable Mention “One Way” by Michele Wickham