2019 Portage County Conservation Photo Contest

      The Conservation Photo Contest is a new program launching in 2019. This contest is open to any photos taken in Portage County . Contestants do not need to live within the county. The age divisions are youth (18 and younger) and adults (19 and older - as of December 1 2019). Contestants are allowed to enter as many as five photos each year that each fit into one of the following four categories: Conservation Practices, Close-up Conservation, Conservation in Action, or Agricultural Conservation. One winner and 5 honorable mentions will be selected from each age division. One first-place winner from each age division will be recognized and receive a $25.00 gift certificate. All twelve winners and honorable mentions will be showcased on our website gallery and sent on to NACD for a chance to win a cash prize. The semi-finalists will be determined anonymously in-house by NRCS & SWCD staff and the Board of Supervisors. The finalists will be voted upon by the public at the Randolph Fair. The Photo Contest Rules, Photo Entry and Release Form, Human Photograph Release forms, and descriptions for each contest category can be found on our website by clicking the link below or in our office at 6970 SR 88, Ravenna. 

If you have any questions in regards to this program contact Taylor at thillyer@portageswcd.org or (330) 235-6811

Photo entries will be accepted through Friday, July 26th 2019.

2018 NACD 1st Place Photos

Conservation Practices—Adult: Roxie Crouch   Northern Utah SWCD, Utah

Conservation Practices—Adult: Roxie Crouch
Northern Utah SWCD, Utah

Close Up Conservation– Youth: Eva Lee  Vernon County LWCD, WI

Close Up Conservation– Youth: Eva Lee
Vernon County LWCD, WI

Ag/Conservation Across America– Youth: Lainey Wriggins  New Castle CD, DE

Ag/Conservation Across America– Youth: Lainey Wriggins
New Castle CD, DE

Conservation in Action—Adult: Callie Burnett   Pittsylvania SWCD, VA

Conservation in Action—Adult: Callie Burnett
Pittsylvania SWCD, VA