The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife holds annual fishing and hunting photography contests to help celebrate Delaware’s traditions of fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation.
Fishing: Hooked on Fishing
Contest open May 1 through September 30
Hunting: It’s a Camo Thing
Contest open September 1 through January 31
Entries may also be used by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and/or Division of Fish and Wildlife for websites, advertisements and publications.
This contest is open to Delaware residents only.
Photographs must have been taken within the State of Delaware.
One entry form per photograph. A maximum of three (3) entries per person will be accepted.
Images should be no less than 2MB but may not exceed 9MB. Digital images must be submitted in .jpeg or .tiff format. DNREC may ask for a larger version of winning photos for use in print publications.
Entries that are screen shots or photos of photographs are not accepted.
Normal processing of image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as all manipulation is disclosed upon entry.
Advanced editing and/or photoshopping is prohibited.
An entrant must hold all rights to the photograph and must not infringe on the rights of any other person.
Photographs depicting persons must show them involved in legal fishing or hunting activities.
Photographs depicting catches or harvests should be tasteful.
The names of persons in the photograph must be given. If not available, photograph will be ineligible.
Images that portray the unlawful harm of fish or wildlife species or damage to the environment are ineligible.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife reserves the right to reject any submission at our discretion for any reason.
Photographers are encouraged to use digital cameras or high-quality smartphone cameras.
Portrait orientation is preferred. Landscape photos may be cropped by DNREC.
Entries will be judged for composition and theme. Preference will be given to clear, good quality photographs that will best work as a magazine cover image that will also include text and other graphics.