Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife is accepting entries for the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is accepting entries for the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.

The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

A judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Fishing with Family or Friends,” by depicting anglers enjoying fishing in the great outdoors with their family or friends. 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.

The contest opened May 1. Entries must be mailed to: DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Photo Contest, Attention: Jennifer Childears, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. All entries must be postmarked or delivered by Oct. 31, and must include a completed and signed entry form and photo release form if the photograph contains images of children.

For information and entry forms, call 739-9910, visit bit.ly/1unWuAt or email jennifer.childears@state.de.us.