Delaware River and Bay Authority Celebrates 50 Years of Service
Announces Art and Photography Contest to Commemorate Golden Anniversary
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that an art and photography contest will take place to commemorate the agency’s 50th anniversary. The Authority is inviting the public to participate in the agency’s anniversary celebration by photographing, drawing, or painting one of the agency’s facility locations. The United States Congress granted its consent for Delaware and New Jersey to form the bi-state agency on September 20, 1962.
“Without our customers, the Authority would not be celebrating its 50th Anniversary,” said Executive Director Scott Green. “This art contest gives us a chance to better connect with our customers while also highlighting the impact this organization has had on the region. So, whichever site and artistic medium you chose, whether on paper or through a camera lens, get creative and have fun!”
Created in 1962 from a compact agreement between the States of Delaware and New Jersey, this bi-government agency is a dynamic organization responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, Three Forts Ferry and five regional airports: New Castle Airport, Delaware Airpark, Civil Air Terminal, Millville Airport, and Cape May Airport.
The contest, which kicks-off on July 2 and continues until September 3, is open to both students and adults. The four categories, arranged by age are as follows: Children (4-9); Students (10-13); High School (14-17); and Adults (18 and order).
Two independent judges, one from Delaware and one from New Jersey, will judge the submissions. In addition to selecting a winner from each category, the independent judges will also select a grand prize winner. Winners will be announced on the agency’s anniversary day, September 20, 2012.
One winner from each category will receive a prize of $50, and their artwork will hang on display in the DRBA for one year. The overall grand prize winner will be awarded $500, and their work will also be showcased in the DRBA lobby. All submitted works become property of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Contestants should submit their art to the following address:
Delaware River and Bay Authority
50th Anniversary Art Contest
Post Office Box 71
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Accompanying your submission please include your name, age, city and state of residence, and contact information (i.e., email address and phone number). Digital photographs should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please label email entries as 50th
Anniversary Contest. Please note that Photographs or art renditions must be of a Delaware River and Bay Authority facility or operation. Please keep submitted works to painted, drawn, or photographic renderings.
The Authority plans to display the art submissions within a public space at the main administrative complex in New Castle, Delaware.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.
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