Poster Contest

2017 Poster Contest Theme
The Sioux County Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors a poster contest for K-12 students each year. Posters must reflect each year's theme;  the 2017 contest theme is “Healthy SOILS Are Full of Life," which must be on your poster.  Please don't use any other phrase.  Posters must be made on regular poster paper.  The size of the poster can range from 8.5” x 11” up to 22” x 28” only. Mediums including paint, crayon, colored pencils, charcoal, stickers, magic markers, or whatever inspires the students can be used. No three-dimensional effects are allowed.
 
Posters are judged based on the following criteria: 50% for conservation message, 30% for visual effectiveness, 10% for originality, and 10% for universal appeal.
 
The contest is divided into the following 5 divisions:
Division 1 - Grades K and 1
Division 2 - Grades 2 and 3
Division 3 - Grades 4 through 6
Division 4 - Grades 7 through 9
Division 5 - Grades 10 through 12
 
DEADLINE: The deadline to submit poster entries to the district is Friday, March 24, 2017. Please make sure the posters remain FLAT. Please label the back of every poster with the student’s name, school, grade, and teacher.  
 
 

THE FOLLOWING CASH PRIZES ARE AWARDED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL:

Over all County Winners in every Division will receive 1st Prize - $40; 2nd Prize - $35; 3rd Prize - $30; 4th Prize - $25; & 5th Prize - $20

From each school grade participating, we will award 1st Prize - $15; 2nd Prize - $10

Sioux SWCD will submit the 1st place winner in each division to the regional contetst.  The Regional Director will chose the winner in each division and submit for state consideration.  45 state winners will receive a cash award.  5 first place state winners will receive a $50 cash award.  The remaining 40 winners will receive a $35 cash award.  The 5 state winners will be on display at the 2016 Annual Conference for Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners in July 2017, and will then be sent to the natonal poster contest for consideration for a national award and on display at the 2018 NACD Annual Meeting in February.