DRBC Winter Photo Contest Winner
“POLAR VORTEX BEAUTY”: This photograph by Bridget Davis was chosen as the winner of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Winter 2018-2019 Photo Contest. The Spring Photo Contest will begin on March 20, and has a deadline of May 15. For more information, visit www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) 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.”
The winning image will be featured on the commission’s website at www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest and on its social media sites. The photo will also be published in the commission’s 2019 annual report, and the winner will receive a certificate of recognition.
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. 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 Spring Photo Contest will begin on March 20, and has a deadline of May 15. Complete contest details, including instructions on how to submit photographs, are available on DRBC’s website at the above link.
The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency responsible for managing the water resources within the Delaware River Basin without regard to political boundaries. The five commission members are the governors of the basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.