West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District Photo Contest


Details: 20 winners will be selected in November and featured in the 2017 West Oahu Calendar and the West Oahu 2016 Ag update, “The Dirt”. All winners will receive a copy of the 2017 Calendar and a local Ag bag with veggies and other goodies. The Grand Prize winner will receive $100 cash, a local veggie bag, and their work on the cover of the 2017 West Oahu Calendar. Requests are out for more awesome prizes. Like us on facebook and stay tuned as our prize pack develops!

Rules: Comprehensive Rules are found here. Please review and acknowledge your agreement to the rules in the Application Process. If you do not agree to the rules, your application will be disqualified.

Application Process: Submit your photo (no larger than 20MB) and a completed and signed application form to WOswcdContest@gmail.com by November 5, 2016 December 5, 2016

Categories: 20 winners from the following categories (remember – all images must be in West Oahu SWCD’s District. Click here for a map of west-oahu-swcd):

  1. Overall (1 winner): You’ve nailed it. Your image rises above the rest and encapsulate soil and water conservation in a stunning way.
  2. Categories: (1 winner for each)
    1. People & Nature: Illustrates above and beyond the hope that people and nature can thrive together on this planet.
    2. Farming: Best farm moment
    3. Ranching: Best ranching moment
    4. Soils: West Oahu has a beautiful array of soil colors and types.
    5. Research: Research is a critical component to maintaining soil and water health.
    6. Water: Best vibrant moment of water quality.
    7. Culture: Best image capturing cultural connections to soil and water conservation.
    8. Pollinators: Best capture of pollinators. Note that images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer will be ineligible.
    9. Adventure: Best action/adventure moment.
    10. Soil and Water Conservation in Cities: Best urban moment.
  3. Honorable Mentions (10 honorable mentions will be selected): Amazing images that showcase and illustrate moments of life and its interaction with our natural world.
  4. People’s Choice: Overall 1 winner selected from among the 10 honorable mentions based on the highest number of votes received during public voting to be held on West Oahu’s facebook page in November 2016.