Council Grove, KS
MORRIS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT’S
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
To recognize individuals who use photography to capture conservation images effectively and creatively, the Morris County Conservation District is sponsoring its Thirteenth Annual Photography
competition. Cash awards will be given, and winning entries will be exhibited at the District’s
Annual Meeting on January 26, 2013.
The contest is open to amateur photographers (those who earn less than 80% of their income
from photography) who are residents of or attend school in Morris County. Photos entered must have been taken in this calendar year in Morris County, and may be entered in the following categories:
*Conservation Practices – Photos of volunteers planting trees or of district personnel advising
a farmer could be entered in the category. Shots of erosion, a polluted stream or other conservation challenges are also appropriate.
*Opportunities in Conservation Education – Entries in this category might show a workshop
for local teachers or a farmer learning about wetlands. This is also the place to enter your best photos of children taking part in conservation activities.
Annual Conservation Poster, Limerick, Coloring and Essay Contests
Sponsored by the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts and The Morris County Conservation District. Subject matter shall be related to the use and/or conservation of natural resources with special emphasis on the conservation of water and soil. The national theme for the 2012 contest is Soil to Spoon! Students must follow this theme in order to advance to the state contest. Entries must be delivered to the Morris County Conservation District Office by 4:30 PM on Friday, December 2, 2011.
The Morris County Conservation District is sponsoring the coloring, poster, limerick, essay, speech, and photography contests again this year. The coloring contest is available for kindergarten and first graders, and will be judged separately this year, with the option to also participate in the poster contest. The poster and photography contests are open to all students’ grades kindergarten through twelfth. The limerick awards program is open to all elementary students grades three through eight, the essay awards program is open to all elementary students’ grades five through eight, and the speech contest is open for high school students 9-12. The topic for the Speech Contest is “Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats.” The theme for the poster contest is “Soil to Spoon” and the topic for Morris County’s essay contest this year is “NonPoint Source Pollution/Low Impact Development.”
The judges will select county finalists to advance to the State Contest based on the following: Conservation Message 50%, Visual Effectiveness 30%, Originality 10%, and Neatness/Appeal 10% . If your school or organization is interested in having the Morris County Conservation District present a program, please contact Jo Bea Titus-Hutchinson at 620.767.5111 Ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date If your school or organization is interested in having the Morris County Conservation District present a program, please contact Jo Bea Titus-Hutchinson at 620.767.5111 Ext. 101 or email email@example.com to schedule a date. *Wildlife – In this category, you might show deer running through the woods or a bird nest in an urban neighborhood. *Prairie Landscapes – Sunsets, pastures, city parks and other impressive views are appropriate subjects for this category. *Youth Only – This category is designed for youths up to age 18. Photos may cover any of the above adult categories. All photos will be judged as one category. Each participant may enter up to, but no more than, four photographs. The photographs will not be returned. They may be black and white or color, and will be judged together. Photos should be no larger than 8 X 10 inches and no smaller than 5 X 7 inches. Photographs should be placed in an 8 X 10 picture page envelope, and they should not be matted. A 3 X 5 notecard containing the following information must be attached to the back of each photo: photographer’s name, address and phone number, and category entered. Negatives need to be enclosed in a protective jacket attached to the back of the picture at time of entry.
One First Place Photo: $25.00 Cash Award
One Second Place Photo: $15.00 Cash Award
One Third Place Photo: $ 7.50 Cash Award
Five Honorable Mentions: Brag Books
Entries are due November 2, 2012, at the Morris County Conservation District Office. For more information call Jo Bea Titus - Hutchinson at 620-767-5111 Extension 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon acceptance of Cash Awards, all rights and privilege of winning photos and negatives belong to the Morris County Conservation District. Further photos may be deemed Honorable Mention with appropriate awards given. Check out the NACD Powerpoint to review a great learning tool on the 2012 Theme Presentation explaining the Poster contest rules with the theme: Soil to Spoon