Winners of DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests honored at State Fair Governor’s Day ceremony

HARRINGTON – Today at the Delaware State Fair, Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small honored the winners of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s annual Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests for their eye-catching visuals which also rewarded them with cover photos for the Delaware hunting and fishing guides published yearly.

The 2016 Fishing Photo Contest winner, “My First Catch,” taken by Steve Rosemary of Lewes, appears on the cover of the 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide. The photo features Mr. Rosemary’s granddaughter Cyena Williams surf-fishing in the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Also recognized for the Fishing Photo Contest were second place winner Amy Baldwin of Newark, and honorable mentions, Randy Piascinski of Townsend, Craig Rhoads and Steve Rosemary.

The 2015/16 Hunting Photo Contest winner, “A Day to Remember,” taken by Lance Barrowcliff of Wilmington, appears on the cover of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. His winning photo features his brother, Brian Barrowcliff, and Brian’s four-year-old son Brody Barrowcliff waterfowl hunting with their chocolate Labrador Retriever Cocoa in Townsend.

Recognized for the Hunting Photo Contest were second place winner Paul Garcia of Smyrna, and honorable mentions Rob Hossler of Smyrna, Barbara Greer of Middletown and Paul Garcia.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is accepting this year’s Fishing Photo Contest entries now through Sunday, Oct. 31, 2016 for the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published next spring.

For this year’s fishing photo contest, a judging panel comprised of DNREC staff will be looking for photos that best portray the contest theme, “Fishing with 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.

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 Saturday, Oct. 31, and must include a completed and signed entry form and photo release form if the photograph contains images of children.

For more information, including entry forms, please visit Fish & Wildlife photo contest or contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910, or email

The Division’s 2016/17 Hunting Photo Contest will accept entries from Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, with similar guidelines.

Media Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 46, No. 280