Fish & Wildlife seeking shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest


DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is inviting anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or inside the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide, to be published early next year.
A judging panel comprising DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Fishing with Friends or Family,” by depicting anglers enjoying fishing in the great outdoors with their friends or family. Judges also will be looking at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.
“The photography contest is a great chance for anglers to showcase and share their fishing adventures with other anglers,” said Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “The theme helps reinforce and capture the fun of a shared outdoor fishing experience.”
The contest is open to Delaware residents of all ages, with a maximum of three entries per person. To be eligible, photographs must have been taken in Delaware. Portrait orientation is preferred; landscape photos, if chosen among contest winners, may be cropped for presentation.
Entries may be mailed to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Photo Contest, Attention: Jennifer Childears, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. All entries must be postmarked or delivered by Saturday, Oct. 31, and must include a completed and signed entry form and photo release form if the photograph contains images of children.
Photos must be submitted as 8-by-10-inch photo-quality prints, with no frames or mats and no markings or signatures on the front or back. Winning entries must be made available in a digital version with resolution of 300 dpi or greater (when blown up to 8 by 10 inches).
Normal processing of RAW image files, minimal cropping and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable. HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as the manipulation is disclosed upon entry. Nothing should be added to the image or, aside from dust spots, taken away.
The entrant must hold all rights to the photograph and must not infringe on the rights of any other person. Images that involve unlawful harm to fish or damage to the environment should not be submitted and will not be accepted. Entries will not be returned.
For more information, including entry forms, contact Jennifer Childears at (302) 739-9910 or email jennifer.childears@state.de.us.