State environmental officials are inviting photographers of all ages and skill levels to enter this year’s Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest.
Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Watershed Stewardship, the contest aims to share the beauty of Delaware’s diverse environment while reminding residents that everything that happens on land directly affects our waterways.
Contest Rules and Guidelines:
- Only images from Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be accepted.
- Contest judges will be looking for striking photographic images of Delaware’s waterways, landscapes, sustainable watershed practices, native plants and animals, and agricultural practices.
- Registration is now open. All entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 26.
- A judging panel consisting of a photographer, an educator and an environmental scientist will determine finalists whose entries will be voted on at the Delaware Watersheds Facebook page. This voting will determine the winning photograph.
- To enter the Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest, participants should fill out the online submission form, which includes providing a description with the entrant’s name, phone number, address, email address, and the location where the image was taken. Those submitting photos will click on the map in the submission form or use their device’s GPS locator to show where the photo was taken within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- A legal parent or guardian must complete the form for contestants under the age of 18.
- Images must be at least 1650 by 2100 pixels (but no larger than 10MB) resolution, and the digital image must be submitted in .jpeg or .png format.
The winning photographer will receive a prize pack including a $250 Visa gift card, a Delaware State Parks Annual Pass for 2022, a signed certificate from Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, a print of the winning photograph, and a feature published in Outdoor Delaware online magazine.