Southern Delaware Tourism is sponsoring a photo contest this year with an added video category.

Locals and visitors are encouraged to enter and share their photos and videos of Southern Delaware. Entries will be accepted beginning at midnight Jan. 1 through 5 p.m. March 16, and winners will be announced March 30. There will be one grand prize-winning photo and one video winner chosen, as well as one winning photo in each of four categories. The categories are:

— Festivals and events: Show the fun at a festival or event in Sussex County, whenever they took place. Include the name of the festival or event with each entry.

— Arts and entertainment: Share artful and entertaining experiences within the visual arts, theater, gallery, concert and festival scenes. Make sure to include the venue.

— Playtime: Share photos of people and/or pets playing anywhere in Sussex County. Each photo in this category must include at least one person or one pet. Include location information for each photo entered

— Southern Delaware Downtowns: Southern Delaware is full of historic, picturesque downtowns in communities with main streets, architecture and vibrant businesses. Show a favorite Southern Delaware downtown — Sussex County downtowns only. Include location information with each entry.

Photo winners will be selected by photographer and publisher Kevin Fleming. The grand prize photo winner will receive a weekend getaway at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach and a gift certificate to attend a Kevin Fleming Photography Workshop. All eligible photo entries will be uploaded by Southern Delaware Tourism to the Southern Delaware Tourism Instagram feed, @VisitSouthDel.

New to 2018 is a video category. Each must be no more than two minutes in length and entries must fit into one or more of the photo contest categories listed. All videos must have been filmed in Sussex County. The video winner will be selected by Bob Backman, president and general manager, and Bill Schull, news director for WRDE Coast TV. The video winner will receive a three-night stay at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and a $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo.

Full eligibility requirements and contest rules are available at