The Photo Contest is run by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, the district that oversees all of Virginia. This page provides information on what it’s about, how to find information on the contest, and the overall winner of the year.


The VASWCD is committed to conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs, and we want to see it through your eyes! The theme this year is “Conservation: Small Actions, Big Impact”. Capture those vibrant moments and express what conservation looks like through your lens. All photographs must be taken within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Photos can be submitted online here: 2023 Form.

The contest is open from January – August 1, 2023. You can submit up to 10 photos. Please submit one form for each photograph. For a full list of official rules click here: 2023 Rules

2022 VASWCD Photo Contest Winner 

2022 Photo Contest

Congratulations to Amanda Dorton from Buchanan County, located in the Big Sandy Soil & Water Conservation District! Amanda took the below Overall Winning Photo that was submitted in our 2022 Photo Contest “Conservation Moments”. This photo is titled “Southern Gap Mama and Little One”.