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Delaware River Basin Seasonal Photo Contest

The DRBC's Delaware River Basin Seasonal Photo Contest was launched to highlight original, striking images that capture both the importance and beauty of the basin’s water resources.

We encourage entries from all over the basin, in both rural and urban settings. Photos may have been previously used by other organizations within the Delaware River Basin.

Thanks to All Who Entered DRBC's Summer Photo Contest! Winner to be Announced by Aug. 31

Delaware River scene

July Fourth Fireworks over the Delaware River at Narrowsburg, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of David B. Soete

Contest Rules and Information

Photo Contest Rules:

  • The contest is open to everyone. However, DRBC staff and their family members are prohibited from entering.
  • Entries must be:
    • The original work of the entrant (either an individual or organization).
    • Submitted as a high resolution image file. 
    • Accompanied by a signed DRBC photo release form.
    • Respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of any persons depicted.
    • An accurate reflection of the subject matter and scene as it appeared, without alteration (other than standard optimization, removal of dust, cropping, adjustments to color and contrast, sharpness, etc.)
    • Submitted digitally and accompanied by a brief description, as well as an indication of where the photo was taken (must be taken in the DRB).
    • Not include any text or watermark on the image.
  • Entry in the contest constitutes permission for DRBC to use the images for publication at its discretion, with credit to the photographer when possible.
  • Each entry must be accompanied with a completed photo release form (pdf 349 KB). This form can be filled in electronically or printed and completed.
  • Entries grant DRBC the right to use and publish the photographer’s legal name and municipality of residence online and in print, or in any other media for editorials, advertising, and promotional purposes in relation to the contest, without payment of additional compensation.
  • By entering, participants release and hold harmless DRBC, their commissioners, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Photo Contest.

How to Enter, Deadlines:


  • Seasonal - Winning entries will be selected by a panel of DRBC staff.
  • Annual – Winner will be selected from one of the four seasonal winners.
  • All winners will be notified by email, and DRBC will announce the winners on its web site and on Twitter @DRBC1961.


  • All contestants will receive a certificate of appreciation from the commission, signed by DRBC's Executive Director.
  • Seasonal Winner will receive:
    • DRBC CamelBak Sports Water Bottle
    • Press Release Announcement
    • Certificate of Recognition from the commission, signed by DRBC's Executive Director
    • Featured in DRBC Annual Report
    • The winning photo will be featured on:
      • DRBC social media pages
      • DRBC web site
      • End of year collection in digital flipbook
      • End of year slideshow screen saver available for download
  • Annual Winner will receive:
    • All of those listed under 2nd bullet above
    • Displayed for one year in the DRBC headquarters
    • Other - TBD