WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Mar. 1) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced that Martha Tully’s Winter at the Stone Arch Bridge was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Winter 2018 Photo Contest. Twenty-three photographs were submitted by 14 individuals for the contest.
“The Stone Arch Bridge (near Narrowsburg, N.Y.) is a little gem hidden away and is one of my favorite places to visit at any time of the year,” said Martha Tully of Glen Spey, N.Y. “It is a truly beautiful place and you may even spot an eagle or two down at the beach.”
The winning image was chosen by a judging panel of six DRBC staff members and 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 2018 annual report, and the winner will receive a certificate of recognition.
“Each photograph submitted to DRBC’s Winter Photo Contest showed that even when the leaves are down, the water resources of the Delaware River Basin continue to frame the beauty, power, and tranquility of the season,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “We thank everyone who entered the contest. While there were many exceptional entries to choose from, Martha’s photo stood out to the judging committee, capturing many beautiful elements of water and winter on the Ten Mile River, a Delaware River tributary.”
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 in December 2016, the U.S. Congress declared that “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 Spring Photo Contest will begin on Mar. 20 and has a deadline of May 1, 2018. 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.