Ten winners have been chosen from the 80 submissions into Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife photo contest.
Entries were sought last year for the “Celebrating 100 Years of Fish and Wildlife Conservation: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future” theme. Photos had to feature youths hunting and fishing in Delaware.
There were first- and second-place winners for each of the sports, and three honorable mentions for each.
Fishing contest winners are:
First place: “Fishing with My Daddy,” toddler at Cape Henlopen, by Michele Reeder of Dover
Second place: “Barefoot Basin,” Collins Pond, by Joey Melvin of Georgetown
Honorable mention: Untitled photo of 8-year-old boy in waders holding big fish on White Clay Creek, by Brenda Rappa of Wilmington
Honorable mention: “Got One,” 9-year-old boy fishing in Cedar Creek Mill Pond, by Kathy Sheldon of Lincoln
Honorable mention: “Maddie Fishing Pic,” toddler fishing in Christina River, by James Brainard of New Castle
Hunting contest winners are:
First place: Untitled photo of 5-year-old boy hunting at Broadkill Beach, by Tom Burke of Greenwood
Second place: “Calling Them In,” 6-year-old boy hunting near Milton, by Amy Argo James of Milton
Honorable mention: “Scanning the Skies,” teen boy hunting at Ted Harvey Wildlife Area near Dover, by Dave Sawicki of Magnolia
Honorable mention: “Practice Makes Perfect,” 11-year-old girl hunting near Marydel, by Andrea Sergent of Marydel
Honorable mention: Untitled photo of two 12-year-old boys hunting near Lincoln, by Joey Melvin of Georgetown
The photos will be featured in the 2012 Delaware Fishing Guide and 2012-2013 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.