The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is encouraging photographers to capture images of Delaware hunters in action and submit them to the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest in time for the Jan. 31 deadline.
The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published later this year.
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.
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.
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 DNREC website.
source: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)