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2019 Contests

Fifth-Grade Essay Contest

Think about your favorite place in Delaware. What type of changes do you think have happened to this place in the past? What do you think this place will look like in the future? Fifth-graders can enter the essay contest until Sept. 20 for a chance to win a bookstore gift card and recognition at the Coast Day Welcome Ceremony.

Instagram Photo Contest

Post your photo of a natural landscape on the Delmarva peninsula that uses time lapse techniques, includes rippling or otherwise interprets this year’s Coast Day theme—A Ripple Through Time—in an artistic manner. Use #DECOastDay and follow @deseagrant on instagram for a chance to win. Complete rules, including criteria for judging, available below.

Crab Cake Cook-Off

Submit an original crab cake recipe for consideration to compete at Coast Day, when eight finalists will be judged on their recipes' originality, balance of crab meat, taste and texture. Download the Official Rules and Entry Form below. Entry period has closed.

Crab Cake Cook-off Judging

One of the judges for the contest is selected through an online trivia contest. Answer these 20 questions for a chance to taste all of the entries and Coast Day and help decide the winner! Entry period has closed.