Soil and Water Conservation District sponsoring contest
For over 50 years, a national network of conservation districts has helped Americans learn to conserve natural resources.
This year, join Evangeline Soil and Water Conservation District (ESWC) and American’s conservation districts as they participate it he 18th Annual Conservation Poster Contest. The Conservation Poster Contest takes place during the months of September and October of 2008, with the theme, “Water is Life.” The ESWC contest will join the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary and the National Association of Conservation Districts by locally sponsoring a Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest.
The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through 12th grade students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues.
The contest will have five categories, K to first grade, second to third grade, fourth to sixth grade, seventh to ninth grade and 10th to 12th. Local judging will occur during the last week of October, so it is important entries are received no later than October 24. The first place district winners in each category will receive a $50 savings bond, certificate and ribbon as prizes. Second and third place winners will be recognized with certificates and ribbons.
The first place district winner in each category will be entered in the state competition. In the state competition, first place winners in each category will be awarded a $100 cash prize and second place winners will receive a $50 cash prize. The first place winners in the state contests will be sent to the national poster competition, where first place winners receive $100 and second place winners receive $75.
Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials). Poster size must be between 8.5 x 11 and 22 x 28. All posters must have a completed entry form attached to the back of the poster. The entry forms should be glued or taped to the back. Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent to the local soil and water conservation district for judging.
For information about the conservation poster contest and conservation, contact the ESWC office by calling 363-6602, extension 3, or visit the office at 205 Court Street, Suite B, Ville Platte. We are looking forward to working with our schools and receiving our students’ entries for this poster contest.