Southern Delaware Tourism is sponsoring a photo contest to celebrate southern Delaware.

Locals and visitors are encouraged to enter and share their photos of southern Delaware people and places. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 15, and winners will be announced March 31. There will be one grand prize winner chosen as well as one winning photo in each of three categories. The categories are:

— People: Share photos of people playing on beaches, bays, waterways and boardwalks or enjoying a meal along Culinary Coast.

— Places: Share photos of the scenery. This category welcomes photos featuring scenery, wildlife, historic downtowns, heritage areas, etc.

— People's Choice: All qualifying entries will be posted to Instagram, and the entry receiving the most hearts will win a prize. Follow @visitsouthdel and look for #SoDelPhotoContest2017.

Winners will be selected by photographer and publisher Kevin Fleming. The grand prize winner will receive a weekend getaway at the Bellmoor Inn & Spa in Rehoboth Beach.

Individual category prizes are:

— People category: Two tickets for an Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tour of Rehoboth Beach.

— Places category: Two tickets for an Eco Tour with Cape Water Tours & Taxi

— People’s Choice category: Two VIP passes for the 2017 Dewey Beach & Rehoboth Bacon Fest.

To enter, email photos to by 5 p.m. March 15. Include a name, address, telephone number and the photo location in the email and attach a model release if necessary. Winners will be notified via email on March 31. Photos must be a minimum of 1,200-by-1,800 pixels.

For information and full contest rules, visit