C&N Banked on Community Creativity for 2023 Calendar Images; Result Was an Artistic Windfall

Image via Marianne Ridley for C&N Bank.
The cover shot and 2023 calendar contest grand-prize winner of the C&N annual community competition for amateur photographers.

The 2023 C&N calendar, whose stunning monthly images were taken by amateur photographers in the communities it serves, is now available at branches throughout the region.

Submitting and Judging

The competition launches in the spring, giving local shutterbugs the opportunity to submit for judging their best shots. The 12 best would serve as the highlighted images for each of the months of 2023.

The Tough Job of Selecting

By August, all entries had been received. A panel of C&N employees then evaluated the work and winnowed the field to a dozen.

The selection of the grand-prize winner (the cover image) was left to an employee-wide vote.

That honor went to Marianne Ridley of King Ferry, N.Y.

Her picture on the cover — a close-up of a half-submerged frog looking somewhat indifferent to his paparazzi moment — also brightens the month of May page.

For her effort, she earned not only the calendar’s primo display spot but also a large, framed copy of the photo and a $300 cash prize.

The other 11 talented photographers received an early-release copy of the calendar, $100 in prize money, and other goodies.


The 2023 winners and the months containing their entries are:

  • January: Ronald Kauffman, York, Pa.
  • February: Mackenzie Johnston, Wellsboro, Pa.
  • March: Debbie Stafford, Knoxville, Pa.
  • April: Deb Young, Mansfield, Pa.
  • May: Marianne Ridley, King Ferry, N.Y.
  • June: Maria Ananea, Willamsport, Pa.
  • July: Donald Biresch, Ottsville, Pa.
  • August: Lois Housler, Kane, Pa.
  • September: Jillian Butters, Ralston, Pa.
  • October: George Martin, Stevens, Pa.
  • November: Jason Robson, Knoxville, Pa.
  • December: Jeff Hoodak, Dushore, Pa.

How to Get One

There were 18,000 copies of the C&N calendar printed, which are now available free in all its offices. They usually go quickly, so anyone interested in obtaining one should stop in and pick one up.

“We would like to thank all the local photographers who entered our contest this year,” said Charity Frantz, C&N Marketing Director. “As usual, it was difficult to choose only 12 photos. We hope people enjoy our calendar as much as we enjoyed creating it,” she commented.



Please note that C&N does not profit from this calendar. The photos and descriptions included are the property of the photographers who submitted them. All dates and holidays are generated from time-and-date.com. C&N does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

About C&N

C&N is an independent community bank providing complete banking, financial, investment and insurance services through 29 full-service offices located throughout Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Chester, Lancaster, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, and York, counties in Pa. and Steuben County in N.Y. C&N also operates one loan production office in Elmira, N.Y., which offer commercial, residential, and consumer lending services. C&N can be found online. The company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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