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2016 Centennial Photo Contest Begins

Release date: February 26, 2016
Contact(s): Ingrid Peterec, Chief of Interpretation; (570) 685-4871 ext. 6605

BEACH LAKE, PA – Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River provides amazing opportunities for photographers to capture the scenic beauty, plant and wildlife communities, and wonderful cultural sites that characterize the Upper Delaware River basin. Superintendent Kristina Heister invites the public to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) and the outstanding resources of the Upper Delaware River by participating in our 2016 Centennial Photo Contest.

Between March 1 and August 25, 2016, photographs can be submitted by anyone over the age of 13 in four categories: scenery, geology, culture/history, and youth. Youth must be under the age of 18 but the photograph may represent any of the other designated categories. Only digital photographs will be accepted and entries will be judged by a panel made up of NPS staff and photography experts who will select the top contenders. Winners in each category will be selected by panel experts and a “People’s Choice” winner will be selected by the public. Winning images will appear in local publications and on the park webpage and prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place will be awarded. The People’s Choice winner will receive a NPS Passport book. A full description of the official contest rules, instructions for submission, and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the park website at
“National parks are more than just a place – through photography we can share the feelings, state of mind, and sense of American pride that visitors experience when they visit the Upper Delaware” said Superintendent Heister. We look forward to having the public share their view of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River with us “through the lens.”

For more information, call park headquarters between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm at (570) 729-8251; visit our website at; or follow us on Facebook at

Caption: Scott Anderson’s image of the Delaware River won 2nd Place in the Scenic Category in the 2015 Upper Delaware Photo Contest.




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