This year we are launching our first ever county-wide conservation photo contest! The contest will be open to all  Portage County Residents and will include four categories: Conservation Practices, Close-up Conservation, Conservation in Action, and Agriculture and Conservation Across the County. There will be two age divisions that will be judged separately: Youth - 18 years and under, and Adult - 19 years and older (as of December 1st 2019). Contestants may enter as many as five photos each year that fit into one of the four categories. Photos must be taken in Portage County to qualify for this contest. Photos will be judged anonymously in office to determine the semifinalists, and finalists will be determined by a public vote at the Randolph Fair in late August. The first place winner from each age division will receive a gift-certificate to use at any of our programs or sales. Five honorable mentions from each age division will be chosen and all finalists will be displayed on our website and sent on to the NACD Photo Competition for a chance to win a cash prize.

If you are interested in participating in this competition you can find more information and entry forms in our office, or through the link below. Photo entries will be accepted through Friday, July 26th 2019.