Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Now available: Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2014 calendar, featuring images from Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests
DOVER (Dec. 20, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to announce publication of its inaugural calendar, with each month for 2014 featuring images of young hunters and anglers taken by Delaware photographers. Calendar photos were chosen from the Division’s 2011 and 2012 Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests. The calendar also includes monthly “Did You Know?” facts, seasonally relevant reminders on Delaware’s great outdoors and a Division of Fish and Wildlife contact directory.
Photographers featured in the calendar are: Tom Burke of Greenwood, Joe Corning of Felton, Tammy Halsey of Dover, Robin James of Middletown, Amy Argo Jones of Milton, Cindy Knorr of Wilmington, David Koster of Rehoboth Beach, Price Lindsay of Lewes, Joey Melvin of Georgetown, Brandy Myers of Millsboro, Michelle Reeder of Dover, and Derek Stoner of Hockessin.
“This new calendar is another great way to showcase some of the great photos Delaware photographers have submitted to our photo contests, and helps keep folks engaged with Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife,” said Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “Get yours today to enjoy these photos and use the calendar all year.”
Copies of the calendar are available for $6 at DNREC’s licensing office at 89 Kings Highway in Dover, or may be ordered by mail by sending payment to the attention of Amanda Belford, Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or order by phone by calling 302-739-9910.
Jan. 31 deadline approaching for 2013 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest
The Division of Fish and Wildlife is currently accepting entries for the 2013 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.
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. A judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Conservationists Enjoying the Outdoors.” Judges also will look at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.
Photos must be 8 x 10 paper prints, with no frames or mats and no markings or signatures on the front or back. 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 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 wildlife or damage to the environment should not be submitted and will not be accepted. Entries will not be returned.
The contest opened on Sept. 1. Entries may be mailed to the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, Attention: Crystal Beck, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. All entries must be postmarked or delivered by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, and must include a completed and signed entry form. A photo release form signed by a parent or guardian also is required if a minor is in the photo. Information and forms are available on the Division’s website at Photo contest information, or www.facebook.com/delawarefishwildlife. Information also may be requested by calling Crystal Beck at 302-739-9911, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vol. 43, No. 473