New Orleans, LA – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and announced the winners of the 2022 Photo and Poster Contests during the association’s 77th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
The photo contest, open to amateur photographers in both youth and adult divisions, consists of images reflecting the themes of “Agriculture and Conservation Across America,” “Close-Up Conservation,” “Conservation in Action,” and “Conservation Practices.”
The poster contest, open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, celebrated the 2022 NACD Stewardship Week theme, “Healthy Soil, Healthy Life.”
“These photos and posters are thoughtful and beautiful portrayals of conservation and creatively capture this year’s theme,” said NACD President-Elect Kim LaFleur. “The 2022 contest winners truly showcased the importance of healthy soils in protecting the continued health of our communities.”
The winners will receive cash prizes and all contest participants will receive a certificate of participation. View all the winning photos and posters on NACD’s Flickr page.
2022 Photo Contest First Place Winners:
|Photo Winners||Adult Division||Youth Division|
|Agriculture and Conservation Across America||Rebecca Railey(photo 1)Georgia – Alapaha Conservation District||Madelyn Bergey(photo 2)Minnesota – Fillmore Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Close-Up Conservation||Anna Davis (photo 1)Florida – Madison Soil & Water Conservation District||Jenna Tieskotter(photo 2)Minnesota – Fillmore Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Conservation in Action||Dawn Hergott(photo 1)Michigan – Arenac Conservation District||Dmitrey Davis(photo 1)Florida – Madison Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Conservation Practices||Jomi Mehus (photo 1)Minnesota – Root River Soil & Water Conservation District Conservation District||Tate Luhmann(photo 1)Minnesota – Fillmore Soil & Water Conservation District|
2022 Poster Contest winners:
|K-1||Sameera KurichetiDelaware – New Castle|
|2-3||Alexis AcevedoMississippi – Rankin County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|4-6||Janna WinninghamOhio – Geauga Soil & Water Conservation District|
|7-9||Jihyeon HanKansas – Labette County|
|10-12||Brelund BarnesMississippi – DeSoto County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Digital Artwork Category Winners|
|7-9||Jozee DilbeckOklahoma – Noble County Conservation District|
|10-12||Kaylee JunghannsOklahoma – Grant County Conservation District|
About the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nearly 3,000 conservation districts across the United States, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 individuals who serve on their governing boards. For more than 75 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit www.nacdnet.org.