Poster and Essay Contest

Poster Guidelines

Subject: 2018 Theme: “Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home”

The first place poster in each local Soil and Water Conservation District’s Contest is eligible to compete in the MACD Area Poster Contest and the first place poster from each of the MACD Area Contests is eligible to compete in the MACD State Poster Contest.

Format and Style:

  • Any media may be used (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials) on 14”x 22” poster board.
  • NEW SIZE REQUIREMENT Poster Size MUST BE 14”x22” (1/2 poster board)
  • Posters must be flat; no three-dimensional posters allowed.
  • Entries completed by students in their own handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored with adult assistance.
  • A completed and signed 2018 “Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home” Entry Form must be attached to the back of the poster to make it eligible for judging.
  • All posters must be completed by individuals, not by a team, and turned in to your local SWCD for judging by their deadline.

Divisions/Categories:

  • Kindergarten – 1st Grades
  • 2nd – 3rd Grades
  • 4th – 6th Grades
  • 7th – 9th Grades
  • 10th – 12th Grades
  • Special Education

2018 Poster Contest Guidelines and Entry Form

2018 Theme: “Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home”

Please do not enter essays that mention the writer’s local conservation district by name.

The first place winner of the local Soil and Water Conservation District Contest is eligible to compete in the MACD Area Essay Contest and the first place winner of each of the MACD Area Essay Contests is eligible to compete in the MACD State Essay Contest.

Format and Style:

Each essay will be no less than 300 nor more than 500 words in length, written in English.  The original copy of the essay must be submitted to the local Soil and Water Conservation District office.

The District will make at least one copy of the essay for the student to retain and one for the District’s files.  The original will be forwarded to the Soil and Water Conservation Commission for consideration in the Area and State Contests.  The essays to be returned will be made available at the Area and State Meeting but no essays are to be returned by mail.  It is the District’s responsibility to pick up essays at the Area and State Meetings.

Divisions/Categories:

  • 7th – 8th Grades
  • 9th – 10th Grades
  • 11th – 12th Grades

2018 Essay Contest Guidelines and Entry Form