Calling all kids who love art and the environment, especially trees! It’s time to enter the Delaware Conservation Districts’ annual conservation poster contest. This year’s theme is ‘We All Need Trees.’
We do all need trees— to improve our air, water, shelter, food, clothing and soil. This competition challenges students, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, to translate that concept into poster form using any media (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, etc).
The New Castle, Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts are accepting entries from individual students attending public, charter, private or home schools until Friday, October 28th. They’ll be evaluated based on their conservation message (interpretation of/adherence to the theme, 50%), visual effectiveness (30%), originality (10%) and universal appeal (10%). All entries should have the title “We All Need Trees” on them.
Entries should be the student’s own work, created with minimal adult aid, and will be judged accordingly.
- Grade categories are K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
- First, second and third place winners are determined in each category; they’ll receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15, respectively.
- State-level winning posters will then be determined and those winners also will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD). These winners will go on to national judging.
High school students who take a graphics art or computer class are invited to submit computer-generated posters. These entries will be judged at the county and state level only, in their own category, and won’t be eligible for national judging.
You can find submission guidelines + where to send your entry here.
The annual conservation poster contest provides students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual stewardship theme developed and sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.