Winners of Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests Honored at Delaware State Fair

2014 First place: Amy Baldwin
2014 First place: Amy Baldwin
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Harrington, DE -( Yesterday at the Delaware State Fair, Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small honored the winners of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s annual Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests.

The 2014 Fishing Photo Contest winning photograph, taken by Amy Baldwin of Newark, and featuring her husband Kevin and children Ella and Mason surf-fishing in the Atlantic Ocean at sunset, appears on the cover of the 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide. Ms. Baldwin received a second certificate for honorable mention for another contest entry.

Also recognized for the Fishing Photo Contest were second place winner Angela Garcia of Smyrna, and honorable mentions, Jason Gary of Hartly and Hong Zhao of Newark.

The 2014/15 Hunting Photo Contest winner, “Sunrise Over Assawoman Bay,” taken by Scott Lee of Laurel, appears on the cover of the just-published 2015/16 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. His winning photo shows Tommy Lee waterfowl hunting at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Frankford.

Also recognized for the Hunting Photo Contest were second-place winner Angela Garcia of Smyrna, who also earned an honorable mention for another contest entry, and honorable mentions Colby Reynolds and Allan Austin Gardner-Bowler of Milford.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is accepting this year’s Fishing Photo Contest entries now through Saturday, Oct. 31, for the 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published next spring.

For this year’s fishing photo contest, a judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray the contest theme, “Anglers in Action.” Judges also will look at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.

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.

Entries may be mailed to the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Photo Contest, Attention: Lynne Pusey, 6180 Hay Point Landing Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977. All entries must be postmarked or delivered by Saturday, Oct. 31, 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 child is in the photo. Information and forms are available on the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website or may be requested by calling Lynne Pusey at 302-735-3600, or email [email protected]

The Division’s 2015/16 Hunting Photo Contest will accept entries from Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, with similar guidelines.

Vol. 45, No. 249

About the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

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