6021 Development Drive, Suite 2, Charleston, IL 61920 info@colescountyswcd.org 217-345-3901 ext. 3

Photo Contest Open Until March 8

Are you an amateur photographer re-siding in Coles County who would like a chance to enter your photos in a local, state, and nationwide contest? The Coles County SWCD is sponsoring a conservation photo contest to recognize individuals whose pictures are worth more than words!
In addition to the chance to win at the local level, local winners will be entered in the statewide Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation District Auxiliary Photo Contest. Winners at the state level will then be submitted to the National Association of Conservation Districts photo contest. Entries must be received by March 8th to be considered for this year’s contest.
Photographs can be entered in the following categories:
Conservation Practices: Depictions of conservation practices at work on the landscape, such as contour farming, cover crops, field borders, grass waterways, tree plantings, and more (26 eligible practices).
Close-Up Conservation: An “up-close” look at topics of conservation concern, such as soil, water, animals, plants, and human-actions and tools of conservation.
Conservation in Action: Action shots of conservation being put “on the ground” such as surveyors, field days, agricultural fairs, technical staff at work, farmers, live-stock operators, and more.
Conservation Across America: A smorgasbord of Americana—Barns, crops, farm practices, fencerows, livestock, implements, crops, tree farms, grazing and pastures, etc.
Youth: Submissions from a photographer up to 18 years of age, which must fit into one of the above categories.
Complete rules and entry forms are available on the Coles Co. SWCD website and at the office.