Schuylkill Shot of the Month    

Mon Dec 29, 2014


The Schuylkill River is an important source of fresh water to the Delaware Estuary, traveling over 130 miles from springs in Schuylkill County to the Delaware River in Philadelphia. It has been a source of drinking water for over two centuries and currently provides water for more than 1.5 million people. The river was extremely polluted during the Industrial Revolution, but is now clean enough to once again support fish and wildlife. In addition, it serves as a valuable recreation destination for many activities, including rowing, fishing, running, picnicking and just a fun place to spend time outdoors. We need your help to show how awesome the Schuylkill River is!


How to Enter

Post a picture that represents a waterway of the Schuylkill River on one of your social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) with the caption including:

1)     The location of the picture (closest town required, waterway optional);

2)     Hashtag #SchuylkillShots; and

3)     Tag the Schuylkill Action Network:

·          Facebook and Instagram:@SchuylkillWaters

·          Twitter: @SchuylkillWater

**Make sure your photo post is public to enable us to view the photo. If your photo is not public, it will not be in the contest. A total of 4 shots can be submitted per month with no resubmissions in following months.


Who May Enter

Anyone, any age, from anywhere can submit up to 4 photos per month.


Prize and Judging

Each month one winner will be chosen and will receive a $25 Gift Card to Photos will be judged on content, clarity, and creativity. A panel of Schuylkill Action Network judges will select the winner each month. Additionally, all submissions will be automatically submitted to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s photo competition (to be announced in the spring), under the Schuylkill Shots category. This submission will give you a chance to win more great prizes. Winners of the Delaware Estuary’s photo competition will be announced in the fall of 2015. Stay tuned for more information on this contest.

Special thanks to our sponsor of this contest: The Philadelphia Water Department



If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph. By submitting your photo, entrants grant the Schuylkill Action Network and partners a royalty-free right to use the photo for any educational purposes. The Schuylkill Action Network reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate or incomplete entries.

January 2015 Schuylkill Shots

Created with flickr slideshow.


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