“Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect”
Delaware Highlands Conservancy Third Annual Photo Contest
November 12th _ December 7th
Through summer 2020, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy held its third annual juried photo contest, “Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect.” The contest invited local photographers to capture striking nature photos from the Upper Delaware River region in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and new this year, a youth category for photographers under 18.
The Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the contest. In the landscape category, winner – Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, PA; runners-up – Pat Ashley, Mt. Laurel, NJ and Laurie Lobbregt, Milford, PA. Wildlife category, winner – Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake, PA; runners-up – Cristina Marchello, East Stroudsburg, PA and Kathe Williams, Hawley, PA. Water category, winners (tie for first place) – John Musick, Gloucester, VA, and Stacy Cohen, White Lake, NY; runner-up – Peter Kolesar, Yulan, NY. Macro category, winner – Melissa Olivo Heller, Matamoras, PA; runners up – Jonathan Fox, White Lake, NY and Ann LeFevre, East Stroudsburg, PA. Youth category winners are Jesse Berman, age 12; Lorelei Maerz, age 6; and Reilly Mooney, age 16. The People’s Choice winners are Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, PA and Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake, PA and the Conservancy Staff Pick is Milicent Wightman, Beach Lake, PA.