Maui Soil & Water Conservation Photo & Poster Entry Forms & Rules Now Available!

Excellent photography and artwork can communicate volumes. To recognize individuals who use these tools effectively and creatively, the Maui Soil & Water Conservation Districts is hosting its first annual Conservation Photo Contest, and the return of the Conservation Poster Contest.

The Conservation Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers who reside in Hawai`i. Contestants can enter as many as five photos that each fit into one of the following four categories: Conservation Practices, Close-up Conservation, Conservation in Action, or Agriculture and Conservation Across America. One winner will be selected for each category and age division. The winning photos will advance to the National Association of Conservation Districts photo contest.

The theme for the 2019 Conservation Poster Contest is Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper. The contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled students’ kindergarten through twelfth grade (category: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). Artwork will be judged by the Maui Soil & Water Conservation Districts. The winning entry will be advanced to the state competition, and possibly nationally.

Entry forms, rules, and judging criteria can be found at in the Horticulture Section. Deadline to enter both contest is September 27, 2019.

The Maui Fair is the symbol of family tradition. It attracts locals and visitors alike to enjoy an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family-oriented educational event that features an array of local food, first-rate entertainment, E.K. Fernandez Joy Zone, plus horticulture, orchid, livestock, homemaking, photo and art exhibits and competitions. Find unique and innovative products and services in the “Maui Fair Products & Services” Tent. Plus, don’t miss the return of the Maui Fair Street Party, happening Friday through Sunday at 6 p.m., and Pā Hale Hawai`i presented by Pūnana Leo o Maui.