Youth Photo Contest Ends May 15

Allamakee County youth in kindergarten through high school can participate in a photo contest through the Allamakee SWCD. Find your favorite stream, river, spring, pond, or lake in Allamakee County and take a photo. The photo can include people doing water related activities such as fishing, boating, or swimming. The contest deadline will be in May 15, 2015, but we wanted to let you know about it now so you can start getting out and taking photos.

There will be prizes for contest winners and the winning photos will be displayed at the Robey Memorial Library in Waukon and at the SWCD booth at the Allamakee County Fair. To submit a photo, either drop it off at the SWCD/NRCS office at 635 9th St NW between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or email it to sara.berges@ia.nacdnet.net. Each picture should include your name and age, information about when the photo was taken, where it was taken, and should have the name of the water body if it has a name. If the photo is of a stream and you do not know the name, please try to look it up. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the different water bodies in Allamakee County.  Each person is entitled to 2 entries.