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Conservancy Announces “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” Photo Contest Winners and Gallery Exhibition

Conservancy Announces “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” Photo Contest Winners and Gallery Exhibition

Upper Delaware River Region, NY and PA – Through summer 2023 the Delaware Highlands Conservancy held its sixth annual juried photo contest, Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife. The contest invites local photographers to capture striking nature photos from the Upper Delaware River region in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and the Van Scott Nature Reserve, plus a youth category for photographers under age 18.

The Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the juried contest.                      Landscape category, winner Sarah Hine; runners-up Pat Ashley and Tina Tison. Wildlife category, winner Terry Rogers, runners-up Eileen Chorba and Kathleen Colligan. Water category, winner Sarah Hine, runners-up – Liz DiMenno and Jodi Roth-Winship. Macro category, winner Tina Tison, runners-up Paulette Forgacs and David Gibides. Van Scott Nature Reserve category, winner Claire Shickora, runner-up Meagan Hill. Youth category, winner Anna Brown, age 15; runners-up - Jaxen Counts, Olivia Counts, Payton Darcy, Owen Doyle, Lily Eltz, and Ruby Richard. People’s Choice winner is Kathleen Colligan and the Conservancy Staff Pick is Victoria Sanok.

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA will host the Conservancy from November 10th until December 4th in an exhibition featuring the winning photographs alongside artwork created by ARTery member artists. The show will commence with a reception open to the public on Saturday, November 11 from 2-4pm. The winning photographs are also available for viewing on the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Facebook page.


The ARTery Gallery is located in the historic Forest Hall building at 210 Broad Street in Milford, PA. The cooperative gallery is owned and operated by successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area. They enjoy collaborating with and presenting exhibits with other local organizations and are proud to partner and exhibit these winning photographs each year. 

“Meeting the photographers and sharing their work with visitors, who thoroughly enjoy the beautiful images of our region, is a high point of our yearly exhibit schedule,” says gallery Director, Marie Liu.  “The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit throughout its month-long installation to enjoy the talent of these photographers, the awesome beauty that surrounds us in the Delaware River valley, and learn about the Conservancy.”


The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit

ARTery Gallery • 210 Broad St. Milford PA • 18337 • (570) 409-1234

Hours: Thursday – Monday 10 – 6pm



Photo caption: The winning image in the Landscape category, photographed by Sarah Hine in Wayne County, PA.

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