WEST TRENTON, N.J. – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced its Summer Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function, and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square mile watershed.

“The warmer temperatures and longer days of summer are finally here, and the watershed is alive with people getting outside and appreciating the exceptional water resources of the Delaware River Basin,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “This seasonal contest provides the opportunity for the public to share photographs that highlight and celebrate all that summer in the Basin offers, from the headwaters to the ocean and everywhere in between.”

The winning image, to be selected by a panel of judges at DRBC, must be taken in the Delaware River Basin.  It will be published in the commission’s annual report, on its social media pages, and will also be featured 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 their original, high resolution photographs. The deadline for entries is August 15, 2018.

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.