Kansans are encouraged to capture the essence the most vital natural resource — water.

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting water photos to be featured at the 2019 Governor’s Water Conference in November. The photos need to pertain to water or water use in the state. Examples include all bodies of water, irrigation, agriculture, recreation and fun, or other water infrastructure, the KWO office announced Wednesday via news release.

Worthy entries will be selected for display Nov. 7-8 at the 2019 Governor’s Water Conference, in Wichita. Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo. The winning photo will earn feature photo at the 2019 Governor’s Water Conference. It will also, along with second and third place, be displayed in the Kansas State Capitol and KWO during the year.

Entries can be submitted to kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The following digital formats are accepted: .jpg, .png and .gif. Participants have until October 11, 2019, to enter a maximum of five photos that follow contest guidelines.

By submitting photos, participants grant KWO permission to freely use and share photos at the Governor’s Water Conference, on social media, web, publications and displays.

Updates on the contest will be provided through the KWO social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information about the categories, etc., visit www.kwo.ks.gov

The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is hosted by the Kansas Water Office, K-State /Kansas Water Resource Institute.