2014 NACD Poster Contest Rules & Resources
"Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil"



The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary.
Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. District winners advance to the state level. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest.

**PLEASE NOTE: Check your state poster contest sponsoring group to determine deadline and theme topic and correct poster size. Each state coordinates their own contest. Posters must follow your state's guidelines to be eligible for the national contest.










2013 NACD Poster Contest Rules & Resources


Thank you for your interest in the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) 2013 Poster Contest. Where does your water shed? The amount of fresh water on earth is all we have. It is important to understand where the fresh water goes after a rain, after you empty the bathtub or use it to water your plants. We have to take care of our fresh water as it gets used over and over again. Everyone lives in a watershed. What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that drains to a particular body of water such as a river or a lake. Rain or any type of precipitation that falls anywhere in that watershed eventually flows to a body of water. The water may travel over land as surface water or flow underground as groundwater. Look around your community or as you travel to see water traveling within a watershed.

2013 Contest Theme

Where does your water shed?

Poster Categories

Poster category by grade:

  • K-1
  • 2-3
  • 4-6
  • 7-9
  • 10-12

The contest is open to public, private or home school students.

Rules and Resources

Click here for a full list (PDF) of rules and resources.

Local and State Organizers

Click here for more information if you are a local or state organizer.

To enter the contest

Entries at the local and state contest must follow the rules and dates for when your poster is due that is set by local organizers.

Local contests are held by your local conservation district. Rules may differ from the national contest rules. To find your local conservation district, click here.

Local and state entries

All local contests: please fill out the Local Contest Posters to State Contest Form and include it with entries to area or state contests.

State Entries must fill out state to national poster contest form before shipping their posters.

 

National Entries

Each entry for the national contest must have the 2013 Contest Entry Form filled out and signed by guardian or parent to be judged. Posters can only be submitted to the national contest after participating in their local or area conservation district contest. Winners at the local/area level are then sent to be judged at your state level. You must follow the time frame set at the local and state level. Click here to find your local district.

Prizes

The top two posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $100 and second place winners will receive $75. Prizes at the national level are sponsored by the NACD Auxiliary.

Please note: Only posters judged at the local and state level are eligible for the national contest.

Other Useful Tools and Information for participants to design their posters

  • Overview and resource list of poster theme, "Where does your water shed?" | PDF |
  • Kansas Ag In The Classroom Watershed Activities | PDF |
  • What Makes a Good Poster? | PDF |
  • National Visual Arts Standards
  • 2013 Poster Contest PowerPoint | PPT|
    • PowerPoint Notepages | PDF |

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • 50% Conservation Message
  • 30% Visual Effectiveness
  • 10% Originality
  • 10% Universal Appeal

 

 

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·Contest Rules
·Entry Form
·Poster Suggestions

 


Conservation Poster Contest - 2010

2010 Conservation Poster Competition Click the photo above to view the promo for the 2010 Poster competition.
Also available in .ppt/ MS Power Point file.

NEW: Schools need to have poster winners for 1st and 2nd place by December 15th.  County Contest December 17th the night of the board meeting.  Also we will need the names of the 3rd and 4th place winners. Need to know the dates they do their judging so we can give them ribbons and take some pictures.

·Contest Flyer
·Entry Form
·Contest Rules

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary.

Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.