By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
GA Association of Conservation Districts now accepting submissions for poster, photo contest
Submission deadline is May 31
I-Conservation districts photo contest pic ONLINE ONLY.jpg


-Any medium can be used (paint, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, etc.).

-Posters can only be created by one individual, not a group of individuals.

- The 2019 Stewardship theme “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” must be included on the front side of each poster submission to be eligible for the national poster contest.

-Contest entry form must be attached to back of poster.

-Posters are due to your local Conservation District by May 31, 2019.

If you are interested in participating, contact your local Conservation District or email

The annual Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative.

 Each year, the winning posters reflect the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of Conservation Districts to protect and enhance natural resources.

The GACD Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers who reside in Georgia. Contestants are allowed to enter as many as five photos each year that each fit into one of the following four categories:

Conservation Practices, Close-up Conservation, Conservation in Action, Agriculture and Conservation Across Georgia.

One winner will be selected for each category and age division (adults are ages 19 and older).

“Getting our young people interested in conservation is what this poster and photo contest are all about. We are excited to see these young people clearly interested in conservation at a variety of ages,” said Dan Bennett, GACD past president.

Both contests start at the local district level; winners advance to the state competition, and then to the national level, where winners receive recognition and a cash prize at the NACD Annual Meeting.

 All state winners will receive recognition and a cash prize at GACD’s Annual Meeting.  State level winning photos will be on display at the State USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Athens and used in future publications.

Posters and photos are due by May 31.

If you are interested in participating, visit or contact your local Conservation District.

Dawson County belongs to the Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District. LeAnn Rutledge, the district program assistant, can be contacted at (706) 779-2134 or at