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Poster Contest



2016 Poster Contest Rules

Theme: We All Need Trees

State Contest
The WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest is modeled after the NACD Poster Contest. WVACD rules may vary slightly, so please review them carefully. For more information about the contest please visit: http://www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster/we-all-need-trees-poster-contest

WVACD Eligibility
The WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students.

District winners in each category are eligible to complete in the state contest.
One poster from each district may be entered in each of the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

The state selects a poster for entering in each of the grade divisions and submits it to NACD. The state does not have to enter a poster for every grade level.

Each entry must have the entry form filled out, signed by guardian or parent and attached to the back of the poster. Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

WVACD Contest Theme
The WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest theme coincides with the NACD theme.

WVACD Contest Rules
The contest rules were created so as not to limit or revise the current rules of local and state conservation poster contests:

  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials).
  • Poster size for K-1, 2-3, 4-6, must be 14" x 22" (half sheet)
  • Poster size for 7-9, 10-12 must be 22" x 28". (full sheet)
  • The 2016 Stewardship title "We All Need Trees" must be on your poster (Don't use any other title).
  • A completed entry form must be attached to the back of the poster.
  • Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging.
  • Each entry must have been evaluated at each conservation district's most recent competition prior to the state evaluation.
  • All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, WVACD and NACD encourages each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself.
  • Posters must be judged at the district and state level to be eligible to compete in National level. Individual posters can not be sent for national judging by individuals. They must follow their state's contest rules and deadlines.
  • Entries from districts must be received by July 6, 2016. Statewide judging occurs on July 6, 2016. Contact your local conservation district office for the deadline of their contest.
  • Each entry must have the Entry form filled out and signed by guardian or parent to be judged:
    2016 Entry form in MS Word
    2016 Entry form in Adobe PDF form.

WVACD Poster Evaluations
Poster Contest entries are reviewed by judges. The posters are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Conservation message (50 percent)
  • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
  • Originality (10 percent) and
  • Universal appeal (10 percent).

WVACD Prizes
The 1st place winner in each category will receive $50 and be recognized at the annual West Virginia Conservation Awards Conference in October.


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