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


The Friends of DEWA NPS are busy making plans for a 2020 Calendar of spectacular nature photography, specifically of locations in the our Park.  This project is sponsored by The Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Pocono Photo Club.  Photographers are welcome to submit up to 3 photos in jpg format, 2000 pixels in length on the longest side (landscape orientation), with their name and the location of the picture in the file name (ex. JohnDoe_BushkillLanding).


The competition is open from July 1 through Aug. 1, 2019.  Please follow the directions below so that we can inform you if your picture has been chosen to be featured in the 2020 calendar.  

Three Easy Steps to Get Your Photographs Judged:


Step One:  Complete this Google Form

Step Two:  Send Payment of ten dollars ($10) for every three (3) photos you wish to include. Here is our PayPal icon to send us the money:




 Step Three:    Send photos via email.  Once we have confirmed your completed Google Form and payment via PayPay, we'll send you the special email address to send the photos. Please be aware this process may take up to 48 hours.


Don't like these easy steps? Download, print, and mail this form with a non-returnable USB thumb drive to the address listed.


Things to Note: Some Ideas for High Resolution Photos Should Include:

  • Photos with people in the frame should preferably be with their faces not recognizable - such as walking away from the camera
  • Historic Buildings, not currently occupied
  • Compelling images of various park trails
  • People hiking and biking
  • People launching boats and canoes at various river accesses; preferably wearing life jackets
  • People boating, canoeing or kayaking
  • People hunting
  • Various geological features, such as:
    • ​Indian Head in the Gap
    • Various springs
    • Milford Knob
    • Raymondskill Cliffs
  • ​Vistas:
    • ​View into the Delaware Water Gap from Mt. Minsi and Mt. Tammany
    • View from overlook along the Cliff Trail and Milford Knob
  • ​Rock cores along the Rock Core Trail in Worthington State Forest
  • Sunfish Pond
  • Various river campsites
  • Entrance to Coppermines
  • Waterfalls:
    • ​Buttermilk Falls
    • Tumbling Waters
    • Hackers Falls
    • Raymondskill Falls
  • ​Just about any animal in the wild (make sure their face is not recognizable - just kidding!)
  • Underwater shots of fish, plants, invertebrates, etc.