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Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests



Join the Division of Fish and Wildlife in celebrating Delaware’s fishing and hunting traditions by submitting your own fishing and hunting photographs for these annual contests. The contests are open to all Delaware residents of any age.

The winning photos appear in the next editions of the Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and the Delaware Fishing Guide. The guides are available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized license dealers throughout the state. 

Photo Contest Themes and Deadlines

Please be sure to read all of the rules carefully. Any entries that do not follow all rules will not be accepted. Any photos under 2 MB will be rejected upon receipt.

2022 Fishing Photo Contest: Adventures in Fishing

Open May 28 through Sept. 30, 2022. Judges will look for photographs that best depict anglers actively engaged in fishing in Delaware. Photographers are encouraged to capture the angler(s) in a scenic landscape representative of Delaware that portrays the adventure of the fishing experience. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2022.

2022/2023 Hunting Photo Contest: Adventures in Hunting

Open Sept. 1, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023. Judges will look for photographs that best depict hunters actively engaged in hunting in Delaware. Photographers are encouraged to capture the hunter(s) in a scenic landscape representative of Delaware that portrays the adventure of the hunting experience. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2023.

Past Winners

2021 Fishing Contest Winners

Contest theme: “Fish with a buddy”

First Place: “Beach Brothers” by Courtney Hopkins (New Castle), featuring her sons Mikey and Miles Hopkins fishing at Navy Crossing, Cape Henlopen.
Second Place: “Drum Catches and Releases” by Rodney M. Layfield (Georgetown), featuring Bill Hocker of Rehoboth, Levi Layfield, and Rodney Layfield enjoying a nice day on the boat in the Delaware Bay.

2020 Honorable Mentions

“First Trout” by Jonathan Curry (Wilmington), featuring he and his son Nathan who caught his very first trout at White Clay Creek that day.

“Fun Day at the Beach” by Matt Katirai (Wilmington), featuring he and his son Bayan at Conquest Beach in Southern Delaware.

“Brother and Sister Fall Catfishing” by Matt Katirai (Wilmington), featuring his son Kayan and daughter Nura who were spending their day catfishing at Carousel Park in New Castle County, Delaware.

2020/2021 Hunting Photo Contest Winners

Contest Theme: “It’s a Camo Thing”

November Shotgun Harvest

First Place: “November Shotgun Harvest” by Steven Kendus (Newark), featuring his daughter Gabriella with her first of two doe harvests made just moments apart on the same day of hunting in Sussex County.

Beach Brant

Second Place: “Beach Brant” by Charlie Long (Townsend), featuring his friend Chris Honeycutt in the Rehoboth Bay on his first brant hunt.

2019/20 Honorable Mentions

Rabbit Hunting

“Rabbit Hunting” by Alvontae Drummond (Magnolia), featuring Tavin Mullen, his dog Bandit, Jeremy Harper, his dog Redman, and their rabbit harvest that day at the Little Creek Wildlife Area.

Wyatt's First Goose Hunt

“Wyatt’s First Goose Hunt” by Matthew Crockett (Bridgeville), featuring his son Wyatt on his very first goose hunt.

Tradition is Everything

“Tradition is Everything , Especially in 2020” by Dan Macklin (Camden), featuring Justin Levering and his children Gavin Russell, Alaina, Ethan, and their Labrador Maple in Smyrna.




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