Photographers can submit photos of the Schuylkill River to win up to $250 in gift cards.

The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) kicked off its second-annual Schuylkill Shots Photo Contest on July 1 and is asking for submissions from local photographers.

The SAN is asking photographers of all ages and abilities to submit high quality photos from now until October that portray the beauty, purity, and enjoyment that the Schuylkill River brings to Pennsylvanians.

The winning photographers will be awarded prizes of gift cards ranging from $100 to $250 for REI,, or Calumet Photographic.

Over 150 photos were submitted to last year's contest. The winners were then voted on by over 6,000 people from Philadelphia to Pottsville.

“I won a $50 gift certificate to Calumet Photographic, which is the exact price of an intro photography course. My boyfriend and I are going down there to take [one],” said Becky Chanoux of Philadelphia, one of the winners from last year’s competition.

This year's contest is being held to celebrate the SAN's ten year anniversary of environmental organizations and agencies working together for clean water in the Schuykill River.

Photographers can submit up to six high-resolution, digital photos, or two per category, using the offical app on the SAN's Facebook page. The categories include Wild & Scenic, Fun on the Schuylkill, and Tip Top Tap. The deadline to submit these photos is October 30.

A panel of judges made up of affiliates of the SAN will then select ten finalists per category by November 15. The vote will then open to the public, and they will have one month to vote for their favorites to determine the winners.

The judges will also vote for their favorite pictures in each category to determine the "Judges' Choice" Awards.

Followers of the SAN on Facebook will be able to view and comment on each entry after it is uploaded to the page.

For more information on the contest, call the SAN at (800) 445-4935, extension 109.