To celebrate Southern Delaware and to keep it top of mind throughout the winter with visitors planning 2023 travel, Southern Delaware Tourism is launching its 7th Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Photo Contest. Both locals and visitors are invited and encouraged to enter. Entries will be accepted beginning at midnight on January 1, 2023 through 5 p.m. on March 10, 2023 and winners will be announced Friday, March 24, 2023. There will be one Grand Prize-winning photo as well as one winning photo in each of three categories. The categories are:
#1 – Southern Delaware Watersports: From the Atlantic Ocean to our sparkling bays and waterways, Southern Delaware is a playground for watersports enthusiasts of every stripe. Send us your pictures of people partaking in paddling, kayaking, kiteboarding, surfing, skimboarding, jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, crabbing, etc. Photos must contain at least one person to be eligible and must be taken in Sussex County, DE. Please read requirements for model releases if your photo contains recognizable likenesses of individuals. Entries must include photo locations.
#2 – Southern Delaware Farmer & Foodie: Agriculture and aquaculture are a very big deal here in Southern Delaware. It’s what makes our Culinary Coast(tm) so scenic and delicious! Send us photos taken at our many agricultural attractions including Farmers Markets, Farm Stands, Flower Farms, on farm visits, or of people enjoying farm fresh dining in our local restaurants. Photos must be taken in Sussex County, DE. Please read requirements for model releases if your photo contains recognizable likenesses of individuals. Entries must include photo locations.
#3 – Southern Delaware Boardwalk Scenes: Whether it’s one of the bustling boardwalks lining Southern Delaware’s Atlantic coast, riverwalks in Sussex County river towns, or a sun dappled boardwalk trail through one of our gorgeous state parks, wildlife refuges, or coastal marshes, the boardwalk is, and has been for centuries, an iconic coastal attraction. Show us photos of your favorite Southern Delaware boardwalks. Photos must be taken in Sussex County, DE. Please read requirements for model releases if your photo contains recognizable likenesses of individuals. Entries must include photo locations.
Photo contest winners will be selected by Tony Pratt and Pamela Aquilani, well known Southern Delaware (and beyond!) photographers. All eligible photo entries will be featured by Southern Delaware Tourism on our Instagram feed (@VisitSouthDel) with the hashtag #SoDelPhotoContest2023.
Southern Delaware Tourism is extremely grateful to our Tourism Partners who so generously provided the following prizes:
PHOTO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE
This year’s Grand Prize Winning Photographer will receive two nights at the beautiful The Inn at Canal Square in Lewes, a gift certificate for dinner for two at the incredible Grain on the Rocks, Lewes, a dolphin watching tour for two from Cape Water Tours & Taxi, and an annual Delaware State Parks Pass. Hotel stay may be subject to restrictions. Winner must contact prize partners for restrictions and details.
Photo contest individual category prizes:
Southern Delaware Watersports: Winner of our Southern Delaware Watersports category will receive a two night stay at Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, a gift certificate for two from Dewey Beach Parasail ($190 value), and a gift certificate from Delmarva Board Sports for a one hour kayak rental for two ($60 value). Hotel stay may be subject to restrictions. Winner must contact prize partners for restrictions and details.
Southern Delaware Farmer & Foodie: Winner of our Southern Delaware Farmer & Foodie category will receive a two night stay at the Hotel Bethany Beach, Farm Tours and gift certificates to the farm stores at two incredible Sussex County farms – Four Acres Living and Brittingham Farms, and a $50 gift certificate for dinner at Good Earth Market and Restaurant. Hotel stay may be subject to restrictions. Winner must contact prize partners for restrictions and details.
Southern Delaware Boardwalk Scenes: Winner of our Southern Delaware Boardwalk Scenes category will receive a $500 gift certificate towards a stay at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, an annual Delaware State Park Pass, and a gift certificate towards dinner at Above the Dunes restaurant in Rehoboth Beach! Hotel stay may be subject to restrictions. Winner must contact prize partners for restrictions and details.
To find contest rules and entry instructions and to upload your entries, go to https://visitsoutherndelaware.com/southern-delaware-tourism-photo-contest. Be sure to read all entry and eligibility rules and requirements prior to uploading entries. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Southern Delaware Tourism supports and encourages the identification, development and promotion of sustainable, year-round tourism in Southern Delaware that contributes to economic growth and improves the quality of life. For more information, call Southern Delaware Tourism at 302-856-1818 or visit their website, www.VisitSouthernDelaware.com.