The Putnam County Soil Conservation District (SCD) is sponsoring a Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest for all third grade students in Putnam County and would love to see your school be a part of the contest. This is an annual event through districts in all states and will be Putnam County’s 2nd year.

Why should your school participate?

Designing a poster and researching the theme can give your students a voice in their community on important conservation issues. Good posters tell important stories to present and future generations. Also, posters capture people’s attention with a powerful graphic and inspire with a message for your community.

Putnam County Soil Conservation District’s 2018 Poster Contest Rules

Contest Rules Checklist

  • Any media may be used, including: Paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials.
  • Posters must be flat, they cannot be 3D.
  • The poster size must be 14″ x 22″ (half a poster).
  • All posters must be created by an individual student, rather than a team of students.
  • The 2018 Stewardship theme “Watersheds- Our Water, Our Home” must be included on the front side of the poster submission to be eligible.
  • The entry form included must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, Putnam County Soil Conservation District encourages each student to do their own work.
    • Note: Entries with student handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn, and colored by adult assistance.
  • Entries must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018

    Poster Evaluations

    Poster Contest entries are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Conservation message: 50 % (Poster uses correct theme)
  • Visual effectiveness: 30 %
  • Originality: 10 %
  • Universal appeal: 10%

For more information, please email

2018 Poster Contest Resources

Watersheds- Our Water, Our Home

What Is A Watershed?

Is Your Watershed Healthy?

Know Your Watershed – It’s Where Your Water Comes From!

Watersheds, flooding & pollution

Water Conservation

Discover Water

Protecting Your Watershed

Water Use It Wisely

The Water Cycle