Southern Delaware Tourism 2017 Photo Contest

The contest has ended. Thanks to all who entered. To view the winners and some highlighted entries, watch the video below.




Do  you have amazing photos of Southern Delaware People and Places? Share them with us! 

Enter our 2017 Photo Contest and share your love for Southern Delaware with the world - and maybe even win some awesome prizes! 


Contest opens on January 1, 2017. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 15th and winners will be announced Friday, March 31, 2017. There will be one Grand Prize Winner chosen as well as one winning photo in each of three categories. Those categories are:

#1 - People

We love photos of people having fun! Do you have photos of people playing on Southern Delaware's beaches, bays, waterways, and boardwalks? Enjoying a great meal along our Culinary Coast™? Biking, hiking, or paddling? Attending one of our fantastic festivals, visiting our museums or antiquing or doing some Tax Free shopping? If your photos show people having fun in Southern Delaware, share 'em!

#2 - Places

Heaven knows we've got some spectacular scenery here. Show us your photos of anything from iconic Southern Delaware scenes to that special little out-of-the-way beauty spot you love. If your photos focus on scenery, wildlife, our historic charming downtowns, heritage areas, etc. send them in!

#3 - People's Choice

All qualifying entries will be posted to our Instagram account and the entry receiving the most wins a prize too! Follow us at visitsouthdel and look for #SoDelPhotoContest2017


Judging & Prizes

Kevin Fleming Southern Delaware Tourism 2017 Photo Contest

Winners will be selected by photographer and publisher Kevin Fleming. Kevin has covered the world as a photographer for National Geographic and has been recognized America’s Best Observer by Readers Digest. His assignments have taken him into war and famine in Somalia, to the Mediterranean for a re-creation of the voyage of Ulysses and put him on a dogsled crossing the Canadian arctic. A Delaware native, Kevin spent a decade as a National Geographic photographer and most recently has concentrated on creating books. His photography has won many national and international awards. He has photographed the diverse wildlife living in the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia area. You can see these creatures in his book Wild Delmarva. He also created a photographic history book for the state of Delaware titled Landmarks and Legacies, which features all of Delaware's historic points of interest. His most recent book is titled “The Beach”, which captures the wildlife, nature and beauty of coastal Delaware. Kevin has published twenty-three books to date. 


GRAND PRIZE winner receives Weekend Getaway at The Bellmoor Inn & Spa
 TripAdvisor's #1 rated hotel in Rehoboth Beach!

Bellmoor Collage Southern Delaware Tourism

Getaway includes Luxurious Accommodations for Two for two nights in a Deluxe Junior Suite. with whirlpool jet tub, balcony, and private fireplace, Full American Hot Breakfast Each Morning with Made to Order Items, and Two 50 Minute Spa Treatments. Fine print: Advance reservations required. Subject to availability. Offer not valid June 1 through October 31. Expires one year from date of receipt. Non-transferable. Holds no cash value.

PEOPLE PHOTO PRIZE winner receives two tickets for an Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tour of Rehoboth Beach, winner of the 2014 Southern Delaware Tourism Award!

Eating Rehoboth Logo Southern Delaware Tourism

Enjoy a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach,Delaware! Enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of best eateries, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.​ Tours include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. ​​As your tour winds through the streets of Rehoboth Beach. Our seasoned guides will bring you up-to-date on local history and restaurant lore. The combined tastes on your tour add up to a delicious lunch, and everything  is included.​ Valid through 11/30/2017.




PLACES PHOTO PRIZE winner receives two tickets for an Eco Tour with Cape Water Tours & Taxi, TripAdvisor's #1 rated Boat Tours/Water Sports in Lewes!

Cape Water Tours & Taxi Southern Delaware Tourism

Enjoy a 90-minute tour with Cape Water Tours and Taxi and find out where the Fiddler Crab got its name, if the Glossy Ibis is really glossy or where the term “crazy as a loon” came from. You will have an opportunity to experience the wonder of our inland waterways and wetlands and see a wide variety of birds and waterfowl such as Herons, Ospreys, Kingfishers, Forster’s Terns, Grebes, Black-Necked Stilts, and the great American Bald Eagle. When you finish this tour, you will know more about our inland waterways, the animal life that inhabits them and you will have pictures you could not have taken on any other water cruise.



PEOPLE'S CHOICE PHOTO PRIZE winner receives two VIP passes for the 2017 Dewey Beach & Rehoboth Bacon Fest, April 21 - 23, 2017!

Dewey Beach Rehoboth Bacon Fest Southern Delaware Tourism

VIP Admission includes (2) Day Passes for both Dewey Beach & Rehoboth Bacon Fest, VIP Tour Guide, Scorecard, Special Offers, Discounts on Lodging and will be the 1st wave to sample the BACON at each location. Friday... Get your VIP Pass Early @ the Welcome Party. Go to Dewey Beer Co. on Saulsbury Street. Check out Dewey and Rehoboth Beach. Stop by participating locations for happy hour & dinner specials. Saturday... Dewey Beach Bacon Fest. Saturday Night... Check out Dewey and Rehoboth Beach. Stop by participating locations for happy hour & dinner specials. Don't miss the family Bonfire in Dewey Beach on New Orleans Street. Sunday... Rehoboth Beach Bacon Fest. Sunday Afternoon... Best Bacon On The Beach Awards Ceremony at The Starboard! That's a killer weekend at the beach.



How to Enter

Email your entries to [email protected] between 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017 and 5 p.m. on March 15, 2017. Include your name, address, telephone number, and the photo location in your email and attach a model release if necessary (see below). Winners will be notified via email on Friday, March 31, 2017. Photos must be a minimum of 1200 x 1800 pixels. Photos containing inappropriate imagery will be disqualified. (If you wouldn't show it to your mom, we don't want to see it either...) 

NOTE: By sending Southern Delaware Tourism your photograph(s) you acknowledge and grant permission for it/them to be used in a wide variety of promotional materials including newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, advertisements, correspondence, press kits, media submissions, websites, social networking sites, and other print and digital communications. If any person in your photograph is recognizable, you will need to be able to provide Southern Delaware Tourism a model release form signed by that person or those persons or a parent or legal guardian if the person is under 18 years of age. Images of unrecognizable people do not need model releases. Winning images of recognizable people will be disqualified if the photographer cannot provide a valid model release upon request. "Recognizable" means that a third party could identify the individual in the image, due to the visibility of any distinctive physical features, uniform, identification numbers, and so on.