Theme: “Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators”?
The annual 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 NACD Stewardship theme.
Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. To locate your local district contact the VASWCD (www.vaswcd.org). District winners advance to the state level. Only Local Soil & Water Conservation Districts can forward their local winning poster entries to the VASWCD office for consideration at the state level. Local SWCDs need to submit these poster winners to the VASWCD for consideration by October 16, 2020. Virginia state winners will advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.
Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout who creates a poster and submits it to their local SWCD for judging can earn the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch. When submitting a poster to earn the Poster Contest Patch, be sure to check the box on the entry form. Please note that poster patches are distributed in December each year. For more information about the VASWCD Poster Contest Scout Patch visit vaswcd.org.
Winners in each category on the district level will be announced after October 10, 2020.
Poster Categories by Grade:
The contest is open to public, private or home school students, girl scout/boy scout troops, etc.