What Is The Annual Poster Contest?
Do you know a student who would like to use their artistic skills to promote conservation AND get the chance to win some money?! The annual Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.
The poster contest is open to public, private and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $50, invitation to district annual awards banquet, and a trophy, second through fifth place winners will receive an invitation to the district annual awards banquet and a rosette.
County winners will then advance to the state level, where they will have the opportunity to compete in the national level. Winners of the national level will receive monetary prizes; first place winners receiving $200; second place winners receiving $150; and third place winners receiving $100.The NACD Auxiliary, through their quilt project proceeds and the Albert I. Pierce Foundation, sponsor prizes at the national level.
If interested competing in the poster contest please read over the rules and tips below. Submit the form and poster to the District either by dropping them off or by mailing to 401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 229 Ebensburg, Pa 15931. Submissions have to be in by May 1st, 2019 by 4:00 pm.