WEST TRENTON, N.J.  - The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced its Fall 2017 Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography representing the water resources of the 13,539-square-mile Delaware River Basin.  

This photo competition seeks to inspire the creation and publication of images that convey the beauty and importance of a national treasure on which 15 million people rely for drinking water.

“From the headwaters to the ocean and everywhere in between, the water resources of the Delaware River Basin provide a backdrop for our environment, our economy and our lives,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “This contest provides an opportunity to capture, share and showcase the complexity, diversity, and significance of our shared water resources through your photographs.”

The winning image, to be selected by a panel of judges at DRBC, will be published in the commission’s 2017 annual report, as well as in a prominent location on its website.  All entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation from the commission.

Interested persons can visit http://www.nj.gov/drbc/basin/photo/photo-contest.html for complete contest details, including instructions on how to submit photographs.  The deadline for entries is Nov. 1, 2017.

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, please visit www.drbc.net or follow DRBC on Twitter at @DRBC1961.