“Beauty and Adventures in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area” Calendar Competition

The Friends of the DWGNRA are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 calendar contest in partnership with the Pocono Photo Club. Judges for 2024 were Darice Pauselius, (Pocono Arts Council), Kathleen Reilly (Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau), and Kevin Furst (Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau) - huge thank you to all three judges!!! It's a tough job! The Winners in each of the 4 categories are: 

Landscapes and Waterfalls: Maurie Harmon - Hackers Falls

Wildlife: Stephen Warshaw - Cedar Waxwing Milford Beach

Recreation in the Park: Richard Cramer - Dingmans Falls Walkway

Historical Structures and Miscellaneous: Eric Goins - Zimmerman Farm

Honorable Mentions were also chosen to be in the calendar to fill out the 12 months and cover.  They are allow shown below.  Thank you for all of us at the Friends for the excellent photographers entered this year!! 

The annual contest takes submissions that feature the wildlife, beautiful scenery, historical structures, and fun activities one can find in the Park. They can be taken on either side of the Delaware River and there is no dating limit on when the photos were taken, but they must be taken by you. 

Watch for our announcement when the calendars are ready to go on sale!! 

The calendar pictures are shown below (verticals are cropped for website, but not for the calendar):​​

Cover - Paul Kovalski Jr - Delaware River from Mt Tammany

Jan - Richard Cramer - Dingmans Falls Walkway

Feb -  Stephen Warshaw - Red Bellied Woodpecker McDade Trail

Mar - Eric Goins - Zimmerman Farm

Apr - Maurie Harmon - Hackers Falls

May -  Charlie Fineran - Bear cubs Donkey Hollow Trail

Jun - Richard Cramer - Bushkill Access

Jul - Paul Kovalski Jr. - Cinnabar Chanterelle Mushroom Fossil Trail

Aug - Richard Cramer - Millbrook Village wagon

Sep - Stephen Warshaw - Cedar Waxwing Milford Beach

Oct - Maurie Harmon - Hidden Lake

Nov - Karen Keenan -Smithfield Beach

​Dec -  Thomas Dillon - Raymondskill Falls, tallest in PA