Schuylkill Shots Photo Contest

Show off your photography skills and capture the beauty of the Schuylkill!

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) works to preserve the health and beauty of all water in the Delaware Estuary, including the Schuylkill River. PDE is proud to announce its second Schuylkill Shots photography contest to anyone who wants to enter. Go wild! Show off your photography skills and capture the beauty of the Schuylkill.

How to Enter

  • Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.
  • Only entries submitted through the official contest app on Facebook will be considered.
  • Photographs must be in a Facebook-accepted format. Facebook accepts .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, and .tif files.
  • High quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable.
  • Multiple entries by a single photographer must be submitted separately (maximum of six photos per person). Each photo may only be submitted once — no repeats. Resubmissions from previous Schuylkill Shots contests will not be accepted.

  • **To be considered, entries must include the town where the photo was taken and by whom** Entries will be accepted between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2018.


    Photos should be taken in areas where the Schuylkill River or related streams flow — Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties, and part of Philadelphia. Photo submissions will be sorted and judged into the following categories:
  • Wild & Scenic - Highlight the scenic beauty and wildlife thriving in the Schuylkill
  • Splash of Fun – People recreating within, or around, the Schuylkill
  • Urban Waters Environment – Highlight creeks, streams, and rivers in cities and towns that border the Schuylkill
  • We’ll also have one more award category:

    People’s Choice – People will vote and choose their favorite photos from each of the above categories.

  • Who May Enter

    Anyone of any age, from anywhere can submit up to six photos.


    There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each of the three contest categories, and one “People’s Choice” winner from each category.

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