The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD), alongside the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the Indiana District Employee Association (IDEA), is hosting a Conservation Stewardship poster contest. Each year, NACD selects a theme related to a relevant conservation topic. Local districts, such as BCSWCD, select winners in each category and submit them to IDEA for state judging. State level winners are selected and submitted to NACD for national judging. BCSWCD winners in each category will be displayed at the Brown County 4-H Fair. National winners are recognized at the NACD Annual Meeting.
2020 THEME: Where would we BEE without pollinators?
(Open to all public, private, and home-schooled students.)
- Any art media may be used that creates a two-dimensional design (paint, crayon, colored pencil, stickers, paper, etc.). Posters with three-dimensional aspects cannot be mailed for further judging and therefore will not be accepted.
- The poster must contain the words of this year’s theme “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” somewhere on the front.
- Poster content should be the original work of the student.
- Each poster should be created by one student.
- The National Association of Conservation Districts poster contest ENTRY FORM must be attached to the back of the poster. This is the only place that the student’s name should appear.
- Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will pick up completed posters from the schools at the end of the school day: Friday, May 1st, 2020. Posters can also be dropped off at our office by this date. Schools and award recipients will be notified by the end of May 2020.
JUDGING: Poster authors will remain hidden during judging. Judges understand the different levels of capability per category. For younger students, artwork that is done with student handwriting will score better than artwork done with adult assistance. Judging will follow the NACD format of:
Conservation message (50 percent) (Poster uses correct theme)
Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
Originality (10 percent)
Universal appeal (10 percent)
AWARDS: First place winners in each category will receive $50. Second place winners in each category will receive $25. First and second place posters from each category will be displayed at the Brown County 4-H Fair at the end of July. First place winners from each category will be forwarded on to the IDEA for state level judging. The state then passes on their selection for first place winners in each category to NACD for national judging. Cash awards are offered at the state and national levels.
Teachers: Would you like BCSWCD to come into your classroom to introduce the poster contest? Contact Courtney McGuckin at firstname.lastname@example.org