2018 Poster Contest

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 Katrina.l.green@tn.nacdnet.net

2018 Poster Contest Resources

Watersheds- Our Water, Our Home

What Is A Watershed?

https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/research/techtrans/projects/scienceforkids/watersheds.shtml

https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watershed.html

Is Your Watershed Healthy?

https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/kids/healthy.php

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

http://allaboutwatersheds.org/library/kyw-poster-files-and-links/know-your-watershedhomepage/

Watersheds, flooding & pollution

http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/watersheds-flooding-pollution

Water Conservation

http://www.savingh2o.org/conservewater.html

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/ws/wtrcnsv.html

Discover Water

http://www.discoverwater.org/

Protecting Your Watershed

http://www.oracwa.org/pdf/protecting-your-watershed.pdf

Water Use It Wisely

http://wateruseitwisely.com/kids/

The Water Cycle

http://www.aquatech.com/water-education-for-kids/