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 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 Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Protecting Your Watershed
Water Use It Wisely
The Water Cycle