Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

Join the Division of Fish & 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

2019 Fishing Photo Contest: “Get Out and Fish DE”

The contest was open May 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. The 2020 Fishing Photo Contest will be announced in the new year.

2019/2020 Hunting Photo Contest: “Get Out and Hunt DE”

The contest is open September 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 31 .

Past Winners

2019 Fishing Contest Winners

Contest theme: “Get Out and Fish DE.” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.

First Place - Tally
First Place: “Purple Worm” by Dave Tally (Camden),
featuring two anglers on McColley Pond
Second Place - Cox
Second Place: “Filling the basket with Pop Pop” by Michael Cox (Middletown), featuring his father and daughter with a bushel of crabs at Woodland Beach

2019 Honorable Mentions

“It’s All About that Bass” by Jessica Scholl (Wilmington), featuring Steve and Madison Kohn at Blairs Pond

“What a CRAPPIE Day” by Raymond Howard Scheufele (Harrington), featuring Raymond Lee on McColley Pond

“1st Time Fishing” by Andrea Olson (Milton), featuring Alexandria at Broadkill River

2018/2019 Hunting Photo Contest Winners

Contest Theme: “Our Hunting Tradition.” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.

First Place Photo

First Place: “Hunting Memories” by Harry Hoch, Jr (Greenwood), featuring Dr. Harry L. Hoch & Bill Cole in Harrington

Three Generations

Second Place: “Three Generations” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring David, Huntly & Charlie Ross in Clayton

2018/19 Honorable Mentions

Thanks Dad

“Thanks Dad” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring David & Huntly Ross in Clayton

My Pride and Joy

“My Pride and Joy” by Paul Skibicki (St. Georges), featuring Kimberly Pokoiski at the Midlands Wildlife Area

Continuing the Tradition

“Continuing the Tradition” by James Swatski (Milton), featuring Jimmy Swatski at Prime Hook