Southern Delaware Tourism image contest to launch Jan. 1

To celebrate Southern Delaware and keep it leading of mind through the winter season with visitors preparing 2021 journey, Southern Delaware Tourism is launching its 5th Yearly Southern Delaware Tourism Image Contest.

Both equally locals and site visitors are encouraged to enter. Entries will be recognized from midnight Friday, Jan.1, as a result of 5 p.m., Friday, March 12. Winners will be introduced Friday, March 26. There will be a single grand prize-successful photograph as nicely as a person successful image in every single of a few classes, Southern Delaware Life style, Favorite Southern Delaware Souvenirs and Southern Delaware Wildlife.

Southern Delaware Way of life entries will demonstrate how folks stay their finest life in southern Delaware. All photographs ought to include at the very least a single individual and have been taken in Sussex County. Pics from any period are welcome. Destinations could incorporate southern Delaware trails, beach locations, bays, waterways, downtowns, organizations, places to eat, boats, kayaks, paddleboards or tractors.

Beloved Southern Delaware Souvenirs entries can be from past summer or from many years ago. The image can show a little something identified or anything procured. Each entry must include a notice about in which the memento arrived from and why it has distinctive indicating for the entrant.

Southern Delaware Wildlife is one particular of its most significant attractions. From the spring migration to the annual horseshoe crab spawning, to viewing snow geese, ospreys and seals, and resident eagles, otters, deer, foxes and extra, people share this lovely component of the planet with numerous finned, feathered and furry neighbors.

Contest organizers request visuals acquired in the wild under normal circumstances and in an ethical way that places the welfare of wildlife higher than the photographer’s want to receive an image. Photographers should make each and every energy to avoid any motion that might interfere with purely natural wildlife behavior or habituate wild animals to human beings.

Picture contest winners will be selected by Karl Teel, president of the Recreation News Media Group. All qualified image entries will be uploaded by Southern Delaware Tourism to its Instagram feed @VisitSouthDel with the hashtag #SoDelPhotoContest2021.

Grand prize is a two-night continue to be at Bethany Seashore Ocean Suites.

Classification prizes are, for Southern Delaware Life-style, a two-evening continue to be at the pet-friendly Hyatt Spot Dewey Beach front for Preferred Southern Delaware Souvenirs, a two-evening keep at the pet-helpful Canalside Inn in Rehoboth Seaside and for Southern Delaware Wildlife, present certificates for an ecotour or osprey banding tour with Cape Drinking water Taxi, a paddle tour with Quest Adventures, and an yearly go to Delaware Point out Parks.

To enter, e-mail picture to [email protected] from Jan. 1 to March 12. Entrants should be sure to study all entry and eligibility rules and specifications prior to submission.

For specific details and total contest regulations, go to