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2022 Inaugural Photography Contest

NACD and the NACD Auxiliary host an annual Photo Contest, open to all amateur photographers who reside in the U.S. or its territories. Contestants are allowed to enter as many as five photos each year that each fit into one of the following four categories:

  1. Conservation Practices

  2. Close-up Conservation

  3. Conservation in Action

  4. Agriculture and Conservation Across America

Photos are judged on technical merit and composition. On technical merit, photos will be judged on whether they are well-framed, properly exposed, and sharp/clear. On composition, the photos will be judged on imagination and creativity.  Winners are eligible to win a cash prize, as well as a certificate and the opportunity to be submitted to the National Contest hosted by the NACD. 

To Enter: 


Complete and submit this entry form and photo release for each photo you would like to enter into the contest, along with the photos you are submitting, by email to Photos must be in a JPEG or TIFF file format. 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 Photo Contest.


All entries become the property of Plymouth County Conservation Distract. As such, the PCCD reserves the non-exclusive right to use submissions in official publications and for promotional purposes. The photographer retains rights and use to their photo.

All emailed photo files must be named by category, age division, last name, state and photo number. If you are submitting only one photo in a category, your photo number is “1.” Additional photos in the same category should be numbered consecutively. Name the photo file for each entry as follows:

  • Conservation Practices

    • Adult: CP-A- Last Name FirstInitial-State-#

    • Youth: CP-Y- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

  • Conservation in Action

    • Adult: CIA-A- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

    • Youth: CIA-Y- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

  • Close Up Conservation

    • Adult: CUC-A- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

    • Youth: CUC-Y- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

  • Ag/Conservation Across America

    • Adult: ACAA-A- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

    • Youth: ACAA-Y- LastName_FirstInitial-State-#

Plymouth County Conservation District

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