The 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest is accepting entries until Oct. 31, 2016.

The 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest is accepting entries until Oct. 31, 2016.

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 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  staff will be looking for photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Fishing with Family or Friends.” Judges also will be looking at technical criteria including resolution, clarity and composition.

Delaware residents of all ages may submit up to three entries per person. Photographs must have been taken in Delaware. Portrait orientation is preferred.

Entries may 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 1.usa.gov/1YuGKYT or email jennifer.childears@state.de.us.