DRBC Announces Delaware Watershed Winter Photo Contest Winner; Spring Contest Begins March 20

On March 5, the Delaware River Basin Commission announced that Bridget Davis’ photograph, titled Polar Vortex Beauty, was chosen as the winner of the Commission’s Winter 2018-2019 Photo Contest.  Forty photographs were submitted by 14 individuals for the contest.

“I always have my camera with me and enjoy photographing the amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery of this area along the West Branch Delaware River,” said Bridget Davis of Deposit, N.Y.  “The recent polar vortex made for some fantastic photographs; I felt sorry for the geese, but they didn’t appear to mind the cold.”

For this season’s contest, DRBC invited Carl LaVO, author, journalist, and former Bucks County Courier Times Editor, to join our internal judging team as a guest judge. 

“Bridget’s photo has great composition and balance, as well as a haunting quality,” said LaVO.  “I love the wintery landscape encrusted in ice and an impenetrable mist; it's also great to showcase the far upper reaches of the river basin.”

The photo will also be published in the Commission’s 2019 annual report, and the winner will receive a certificate of recognition.

Staff Photo Contest

In addition to holding the public seasonal photo contests, DRBC also holds an internal contest for staff.  The judging team chose Water Resource Scientist Evan Kwityn’s photo Frozen Stemware on the Flat Brook as the winner. 

“Talk about being at the right place at the right time with camera in hand,” said LaVO. “Evan caught a unique ice drip from a branch, seemingly stemware hung to dry over the stream; eye catching perfection.”

The Commission thanks everyone who submitted photos this season.  The contest’s purpose 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.

Spring Photo Contest

The Spring Photo Contest will begin on March 20 and has a deadline of May 15.  Click Here for complete contest details, including instructions on how to submit photographs.

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Delaware River Basin Commission website.  Click Here to sign up for regulator updates.  Follow DRBC on TwitterVisit them on YouTube.

(Photo: Winner of the staff photo contest - Water Resource Scientist Evan Kwityn’s photo Frozen Stemware.)


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