The Division of Fish and Wildlife held its second annual Fishing Photo Contest in 2012. Photograph entries were required to depict youth participating in fishing activities in Delaware.
The judges reviewed 52 entries and narrowed them down to the top five. Judges were looking for photos that best portrayed this year’s contest theme, “Carrying on the Tradition.” The three judges were nationally-renowned Delaware photographer Kevin Fleming, and local photographers Tony Pratt and Freda Barrett, both DNREC employees.
First place was awarded to Joseph Corning of Felton for this photograph of granddaughter Emily Bonavita. The photo, which appears on the cover, is titled “Em’s First Fish”. Clutching a bright pink fishing rod, Emily excitedly shows off her first catch, a bluegill that she caught at McGinnis Pond.
Brandy Myers of Millsboro was awarded
second place for her photo of Lauren Myers
who is learning the ins and outs of a fishing
rod from her grandfather, Robert Cox,
at Bethany Beach.
The honorable mentions are presented below.
Congratulationsto all the winners!
For information about future contests, visit www.fw.delaware.gov.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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