Request for Proposals: PA Wilds Champion Awards and Dinner photographer

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) seeks to hire a juried photographer from The Wilds Cooperative of PA program to document our flagship event.

On July 25, 2024, approximately 200 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, along with state partners and officials from Harrisburg will gather for the PA Wilds Awards Dinner to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s economy and recognize Champions of the PA Wilds Award recipients. The event will take place at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford, PA.

The photographer would be responsible for taking photos of the event in action, including attendees, exhibitors, the awards ceremony and dinner festivities. PA Wilds Center would use these materials in future marketing efforts relating to the events and the larger PA Wilds brand.

Download and review the full RFP here.

Timeline details:

RFP Issued: March 25, 2024

Responses Due: April 26, 2024

Notifications: May 6, 2024

Contract Period: July 15 – August 9, 2024

Timeline + Deliverables: Arrive on site by 2 p.m. on July 25. Take event photos from 3 p.m. to approximately 9
p.m. Submit one photo of each award winner on July 26, and submit the rest of the photos by August 9.

Budget: $1,000.00

Contact: Send questions and proposals to: Britt Madera, Communications Manager, at [email protected]





The Pennsylvania Wilds is a 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. The PA Wilds is home to the greatest concentration of public lands in the Commonwealth. The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that inspires the communities of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Based in the region, the Center is the lead nonprofit for the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape effort, a 15+year collaborative effort by local, state and federal partners to establish the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination as a way to diversify local economies, attract investment, inspire stewardship, improve quality of life and attract and retain the region’s working-age population. PA Wilds Center works closely with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the region’s county governments, and other investors in the regional strategy.


For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit To learn more about the WCO, visit Explore the PA Wilds at Find products made in the region at

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