Calling all photographers! The National Association of Conservation Districts annual photo contest is now open for submissions. This contest is open to all amateur photographers. Photos must fall under one of the following 4 categories:
For more information about what qualifies for each category, visit the NACD website here. Contestants can enter up to 5 photos per category. Photos will be judged by technical merit (proper exposure, framing, and in focus) and composition (imagination and creativity).
Submissions must be emailed to the Duval Soil & Water Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 24th. All contestants must fill out this entry form and photo release with each photo submission. If you are submitting a photo in which a subject or model’s face is recognizable, you must also complete and attach this subject and model release with your photo(s).
Minor digital enhancements for cropping, red-eye removal, filters and corrective functions are permitted; however, an image judged to be significantly altered may be disqualified. Contestants are not permitted to place borders, frames or backgrounds around their images or to place watermarks, dates, signatures or copyright images onto photos. Previously published photos are not eligible for the NACD Photo Contest.
Duval County category winners will be announced Monday, November 29th. An overall winner will receive a cash prize! The local winners will then be automatically entered into the national competition where 1st place winners will be awarded $100 and 2nd place will receive $50. National winners will be announced at the NACD's annual meeting in February.