The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has announced the winners of its third annual juried photo contest, “Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect.”

Photographers took home prizes for work depicting the nature of the Upper Delaware River region in several categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and youth (for photographers younger than 18). The conservancy also gave out a people’s choice award and named the “conservancy staff pick.”

Award recipients include:

  • Landscape: Winner, Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley; runners-up, Pat Ashley, Mount Laurel, New Jerseey, and Laurie Lobbregt, Milford
  • Wildlife: Winner, Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake; runners-up, Cristina Marchello, East Stroudsburg, and Kathe Williams, Hawley
  • Water: Winners (tie), John Musick, Gloucester, Virginia, and Stacy Cohen, White Lake, New York; runner-up, Peter Kolesar, Yulan, New York
  • Macro: Winner, Melissa Olivo Heller, Matamoras; runners up, Jonathan Fox, White Lake, New York, and Ann LeFevre, East Stroudsburg
  • Youth: Winners, Jesse Berman, Lorelei Maerz and Reilly Mooney
  • People’s Choice: Winners, Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, PA and Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake
  • Conservancy staff pick: Milicent Wightman, Beach Lake

The winning photographs along with work by ARTery Gallery members artists will go on display at the gallery, 210 Broad St., Milford, from Thursday, Nov. 12, to Monday, Dec. 7. The gallery is open Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“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,” Marie Liu, gallery curator, said in a statement.

For more information about the conservancy, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit