Delaware Basin Spring Photo Contest Winner
“TULIPES `A FRENCHTOWN”: This photograph by Laura Orbine of Frenchtown was chosen as the winner of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Spring 2019 Photo Contest. The contest’s purpose is to highlight photography representing the beauty, diversity, function, and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that Laura Orbine’s photograph, titled Tulipes `a Frenchtown, was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Spring 2019 Photo Contest. Thirty-five photographs were submitted by 11 individuals for the contest.
“This scene really spoke to me, and I knew I needed to grab a photo because the tulip bloom is fleeting,” said Orbine, who lives in Frenchtown. “I am fortunate to live in the Delaware River corridor and thankful for the individuals and organizations that protect it as a water resource, recreational area, historical region, and treasure trove of natural beauty.”
For this season’s contest, DRBC invited Julia Fahl, mayor of Lambertville, to join its internal judging team as a guest judge. “Laura’s photograph from a fellow river town captured the essence of spring in the Delaware River Basin beautifully, from the colorful tulips to the new growth on the trees overlooking the water,” said Fahl.
The winning image will be featured on the commission’s website at www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest.html and on DRBC’s 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 photography representing the beauty, diversity, function, and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square-mile watershed.
The Summer Photo Contest will begin on June 21 and has a deadline of August 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.
To learn more about the commission, visit www.drbc.gov.