Poster Contest

The annual NACD and 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.

NOTICE: All poster and speech have to be turned into the local SWCD TWO WEEKS prior to the Area meeting.

All winning state posters were submitted and received by NACD on 8/14/17 to be judged at the National Level.

  • Area 1 Meeting April 19, 2018
  • Area 2 Meeting April 12, 2018
  • Area 3 Meeting April 14, 2018
  • Area 4 Meeting April, 26 2018

2018 Poster Contest Theme: Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home

2018 Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home LogoPoster 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.

Poster Contest Rules

The annual NACD and 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.

Local and State Entry All entries at the local and state level contest must be submitted with this Local to State Form below by the due dates set by your local conservation district. All poster submissions must by sponsored by your local conservation district.

National Entry Posters for the national contest will only be accepted from state poster contest organizers.

Posters for the 2017 Poster Contest must be submitted by December 1, 2017 to NACD. If you have any questions, please contact NACD by email at stewardship@nacdnet.org.

Only use one method of submission – mail or email – per poster and be sure to include both entry form listed below and the State to National form below.

  • If you wish to send your state’s winning posters by mail, please use this following address: NACD National Poster Contest, 509 Capitol Court NE Washington, DC 20002

Tips for shipping: Choose the most inexpensive shipping method; add delivery confirmation and track your shipment; package the poster between two pieces of cardboard; and give at least a half of an inch of space between the posters and packaging.

  • If you wish to submit your state’s winning posters by email, follow these instructions: Name the JPEG file for each poster you are submitting electronically in the following format: State_Grade Level_ Last Name of winner. Send the files with the appropriate forms to stewardship@nacdnet.org.

View and download  2018 poster contest rules and information: Forms are in pdf format.