Entries to be accepted now through Jan. 31
Dover, DE -(Ammoland.com)- Have you taken a great photo of a Delaware hunter in action, perhaps in a duck blind or deer stand?
If so, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to enter the 2014 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.
A judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Hunters in Action.” Judges also will look at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.
“After the success of last year’s contest, we are hoping that once again photographers from all over the state will share some of their best images with us, so we can share them with the hunting public,” said Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “This year we look forward to photos that catch hunters in action as they enjoy our great outdoors.”
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.
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.
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 Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 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 here. Information also may be requested by calling Crystal Beck at 302-739-9911, or emailing [email protected]
The Division’s 2014 Fishing Photo Contest is accepting entries through Wednesday, Oct. 15, with similar guidelines. This year’s photo contest theme is “Taking Action for Conservation.”
About the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
The mission at DNREC is to protect and manage the state’s vital natural resources, protect public health and safety, provide quality outdoor recreation and to serve and educate the citizens of the First State about the wise use, conservation and enhancement of Delaware’s Environment.