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Youth hunting photo contest


The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is proud to announce our second Photography Contest in celebration of 100 years of fish and wildlife conservation in Delaware. The winning photo will be featured in or on the cover of the 2012/2013 Hunting Guide and possibly in other DNREC and/or Fish & Wildlife publications.

To be eligible, photographs must depict youth participating or otherwise involved in hunting activities. Preference will be given to photographs that best depict the promise of the future as envisioned by the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s theme of "Celebrating 100 years of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Reflecting on the Past, Moving Into the Future."

Who May Enter: The contest is open to all Delaware residents regardless of age.  A maximum of three (3) entries per person.

Photograph Requirements: Photographs must have been taken in Delaware.  Normal processing of RAW image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. Nothing should be added to an image and aside from dust spots, nothing should be taken away.  HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as all manipulation is disclosed upon entry.  An entrant must hold all rights to the photograph and must not infringe on the rights of any other person or submit images that involve the unlawful harm of wildlife or damage to the environment. 

Format/Size: Photos must be 8x10 inch paper prints. Please do not submit photos in frames or mattings.  No markings, signatures or initials should be on the front or back of the photo.

How to Enter:  Send your photo entries to: DNREC, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Attention: Amanda Belford.  All entries must include a completed and signed entry form and photo release form. The forms can also be requested by calling 302-739-9911.

Deadline:  Contest opens October 24, 2011. The contest will close and all entries must be postmarked or delivered by December 16, 2011.

Judging: The judging panel will consist of DNREC employees and professional photographers. Photographs will be judged against the contest theme of the promise of the future and against technical criteria to include resolution, clarity and composition.

Prize: The winner’s photo will appear in the 2012/2013 Hunting Guide, to possibly include the cover. The winner will receive copies of all publications in which the photo is published.

Questions: Contact Amanda Belford at 302-739-9911 or by email 

Disclaimer: The Division of Fish and Wildlife retains the right to administratively change any of the rules contained in this document. Entries will not be returned. This contest runs concurrent with the Fishing Photo Contest which is accepting entries until November 16, 2011.

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