Photo by Andy Smith

“Rapids on the Mongaup in the Fall,” by Andy Smith. The photo can be seen in color at www.riverreporter.com or www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest.html.
 

DRBC photo contest winner announced

WEST TRENTON, N.J. — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that Andy Smith’s “Rapids on the Mongaup in the Fall” entry was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Fall 2017 Photo Contest. Seventy photographs were submitted by 21 individuals for the contest.

The winning image, which was chosen by a judging panel of four DRBC staff members, will be featured on the commission’s website at www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest.html and on DRBC’s Twitter and Flickr social media sites. The photo will also be published in the commission’s 2017 annual report, and the winner will receive a certificate of recognition.

The purpose of DRBC’s seasonal photo contest is to highlight amateur and professional photography representing the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square-mile watershed. In legislation signed into law last December, the U.S. Congress declared, “The Delaware River Basin is a national treasure of great cultural, environmental, ecological, and economic importance.” Approximately 15 million people (or about five percent of the nation’s population) rely on the water resources of the Delaware River Basin to support a variety of significant uses including public drinking water, industry, agriculture, power generation, recreation, fisheries and aquatic life.

 The Winter Photo Contest will begin on December 21 and has a deadline of February 1, 2018. Complete contest details, including instructions on how to submit photographs, are available on DRBC’s website at the above link.

 

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