The winner of the Landscape category in the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s 2019 Photo Contest, by Kathe Williams.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announced its third annual juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers. “Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect” invites photographers to capture striking nature-inspired photos in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and, new this year, a youth category for photographers under age 18. Without disturbing or harming any creature or its habitat, photographers are encouraged to be creative in showcasing the diverse wildlife, plants, and special places of our region.

Photos will be judged on creativity, originality, composition, clarity and quality, and impact, and must be taken in the Upper Delaware River region to be eligible. Photos may be taken during any season.

Photographers may submit entries via the Conservancy’s website from August 3 until August 31, 2020. The winning photos will be chosen by a panel of judges, along with one People’s Choice, and will be hung at the ARTery gallery in Milford, PA, in November. The ARTery is a cooperative owned and operated by successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area.

Photographers are invited to submit no more than two photos to the contest. Entrants must agree to the Official Rules and submit a $10 entry fee to be eligible; youth entries are free. Visit for details, to download the official rules, and submit an entry; contact [email protected] with any questions.