Delaware River and Bay Authority Extends Art and Photography Contest Deadline
Agency Celebrates Golden Anniversary
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that the deadline to submit an entry for the agency’s art and photography contest commemorating its 50th Anniversary has been extended to Monday, September 10, 2012. Individuals are encouraged to photograph, draw or paint one of the agency’s facility locations for a chance to win $500. The contest was announced in late June.
“Because early September is a busy time of year for families, we decided to extend the deadline by a week,” said Frank Minor, Deputy Executive Director of the Authority. “It’s easy to enter and it’s free and there’s still time to submit your photo or art creation. So grab your camera, paint brush or pencil, get creative and have some fun!”
The contest is open to the public and divided into four categories: Children (4-9); Students (10-13); High School (14-17); and Adults (18 and older).
Two independent judges, one from Delaware and one from New Jersey, will rank the submissions. 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. Winners will be announced on the agency’s anniversary day, September 20, 2012.
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. The United States Congress granted its consent for Delaware and New Jersey to form the bi-state agency on September 20, 1962.
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.
Ferry at Lewes Terminal with Seagull
Delaware Memorial Bridge Aerial
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