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Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District (PFSWCD) is pleased to announce the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2018 Photo Contest – “Conservation Through the Seasons”.  PFSWCD and VASWCD are committed to conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs and we want to see it through your eyes. People of all ages are invited to capture those vibrant moments and share their photographs depicting what conservation looks like to them throughout the seasons!  


The contest is open from February 1 to  August 15, 2018.  Each contestant can submit up to 10 photos.  Photos will be judged by a panel assembled by VASWCD in the following categories:  best overall, young photographer (under 18), 9 honorable mentions and people’s choice (voting open to public via facebook to choose favorite among the 9 honorable mentions).    


Buckingham County resident, Maggie Williams, won best overall photo and several honorable mentions for 2017.  She received an annual state park pass from VASWCD and $100 from PFSWCD.  The winning photos for 2017 were assembled into a 2018 Conservation Calendar which was  given to each contestant whose photos appeared in the calendar.   Prizes for the 2018 Contest will be announced. 

Click on the buttons below to view the rules, submit your photos, or see last year's winning photos.

The 2017 Photo Contest "What Does conservation Look Like to You?" has been judged and Buckingham County's Maggie Williams won for best overall photo.  She also had some honorable mentions.  

Best Overall Photo 

Play Yard Ladies - Honorable Mention

Nature Study - Honorable Mention

Ethereal Pollinator - Honorable Mention

Maggie won a one year pass to Virginia State Parks from Virginia Association of Soil Water Conservation Districts and $100 from Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District.  Congratulations Maggie!