Poster Contest

The Annual NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from Kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative.

Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme, and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries, and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.

The poster contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled students.

The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $200; second place winners will receive $150; and third place winners will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary, through their quilt project proceeds and the Albert I. Pierce Foundation, sponsor prizes at the national level.

2019 Poster Contest Theme: “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”

Poster Categories By Grade:

K-1st
2nd-3rd
4th-6th
7th-9th
10th-12th

The contest is open to public, private or home school students, girl scout/boy scout troops, etc.

The top three posters in each category of the state contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $50; second place winners will receive $35; and third place winners will receive $125. AFCD, through the Ellis Putnal Education Fund, sponsor prizes at the State level.

NOTICE: All posters and speechs must be turned into the local SWCD TWO WEEKS prior to the Area meeting.

All 2018 winning state posters were submitted and received by NACD on 10/24/2018 to be judged at the National Level.

  • Area 1 Meeting TBD
  • Area 2 Meeting April 11, 2019
  • Area 3 Meeting TBD
  • Area 4 Meeting TBD

View and download  2019 poster contest rules and information: Forms are in pdf format.