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Fish & Wildlife fishing and hunting photography contests


  • The contest is open to all Delaware resident photographers regardless of age.
  • A maximum of three entries per person.
  • Photos may depict anyone of all ages involved in hunting or fishing activities.
  • One entry form should be submitted with each photo entry.
  • Preference will be given to photos that best depict the contest themes.
    Fishing photo contest theme: "Anglers in Action"
    Hunting photo contest theme:
    "Hunters in Action"
    *NOTE: Preference will be given to photos that best show active participation in fishing or hunting (posed photos with harvested fish or wildlife are not preferred for this contest theme).

Photo requirements 

  • Photographs must be taken in Delaware.
  • Photos must be submitted as 8x10 inch prints on photo paper. Do not submit in frames or mattings. No markings, signatures or initials should be on the front or back of the photo.
  • Winning entries must have available a digital version of the photo at 300 dpi resolution (when blown up to 8x10 inches). To help achieve desired resolution, photographers are encouraged to use cameras - cell phone photographs may not have the necessary resolution.  
  • Portrait orientation is preferred. Landscape photos. if chosen among contest winners, may be cropped by DNREC for presentation.
  • Normal processing of RAW image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as manipulation is disclosed upon entry. Nothing should be added or taken away (aside from dust spots).
  • Entrants 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 fish or wildlife species, or damage to the environment. 

All entries must include the following forms, completed and signed:


How to enter


Send photo entries and forms to:
    DFW Photo Contest
    Attention: Lynne Pusey
    6180 Hay Point Landing Rd

    Smyrna DE 19977






May 15, 2015

October 31, 2015


September 1, 2015

January 31, 2016

*All entries must be postmarked by closing deadline. 


The winning photos will be featured in the upcoming fishing and hunting guides and may appear as the covers. Entries may also be used by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or Division of Fish and Wildlife (F&W) for future advertisement and publications. Entries will not be returned.


More information:
Please contact Lynne Pusey at 302-735-3600 or


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