MACD Photo Contest Guidelines

2019 Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts

Photo Contest Guidelines

MACD, P.O. Box 23005, Jackson, MS, 39225-3005

Entries must be mailed to our office at P.O. Box 23005, Suite B, Jackson, MS  39225, or hand-delivered to 680 Monroe Street, Suite, B, Jackson, MS 39202, no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2020.


Photos must have been taken in Mississippi within the past two years. Prints can be color or black and white, should be no larger than 8” x 10,” and should not be matted. Photos will not be returned.

  • Each participant may enter up to, but no more than, four entries.
  • A completed ENTRY FORM and PHOTO RELEASE FORM must be attached to each photo entry.
  • Contest is open to nonprofessional photographers who are district employees, NRCS employees, Earth Team members, Auxiliary members, conservation volunteers, and youth.
  • Each or the four categories have two separate divisions: youth and adult.

One winner will be chosen in each of four categories, with one overall winner chosen from these winners. The category winners will each receive a certificate. The overall winner will receive a certificate, a framed print of the winning photo, and a $100 award to be presented at the MACD Annual Meeting in January.

Photos may be entered in any of the following categories:

Conservation Practices

Contour Buffer Strips, Contour Farming & Stripcropping, Cover Crop, Critical Area, Planting Crop Residue Management, Crop Rotation, Diversion, Field Borders, Grade Stabilization Structures (dam/embankment),Grass Waterways, Livestock Management, Manure Storage and Runoff Control, Nutrient Management, Pasture Planting, Pest Management, Riparian Buffer, Rotational Grazing, Stream bank & Shoreline Stabilization, Terrace, Tree Planting, Upland Wildlife Habitat, Water & Sediment Control Basin, Well Abandonment, Wetland Restoration, Wildlife Food Plot, Windbreaks, Woodlot Management.

Close Up Conservation

Aquatic insects, Clean water, Crops and plants and water/rain, Dirty water/sediment, Farm implements, Hands/tools in soil, water, grains, on farm animals, Irrigation, Plants and soil/residue, Plants/flowers/crops, Prairie plants, Recycling, Water drops/drips/splashes, Worms/roots/compost

Conservation  in Action

Conservation Districts in action, Conservation Planning, District events (community meetings, field days, fairs, exhibits), Farmers/landowners (conservation-related events, etc.),Interaction with landowners, Irrigation/crops and water/wildflowers and water, Office staff at work, Supervisors/Board (meetings, activities, interaction),Technical staff at work, Wildlife, insects, livestock, aquatic life, etc., Youth (school programs, speech, poster contests, Envirothon, on farm, conservation-related events, etc.)

Ag/Conservation Across Mississippi

Barns, Crops, Farm Practices, Farmers/landowners, Fence rows, Grazing, Implements and tools, Livestock, Pasture, Ponds, Ranching, Tree Farm, Youth, MACD

2020 Photo Contest Guidelines and Entry Form:

MACD 2020 Photo Contest Guidelines