Contact: Michelle Jacobs, Community Relations Officer, 302-739-9921, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
Deadline for annual conservation poster contest extended to Nov. 14
DOVER (Nov. 8, 2012) – The deadline for the annual conservation poster contest sponsored by the Kent, New Castle and Sussex Conservation Districts has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 14. The theme this year is “Soil to Spoon.” Posters will be judged in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive a prize valued at $50, $25 and $15 respectively.
New for this year’s state level contest is the acceptance of computer-generated posters from students in grades 9-12 only. The same level of prizes will be awarded for this special category.
The annual conservation poster contest provides kindergarten through 12th grade 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 as sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.
This year’s theme, “Soil to Spoon,” reaffirms our connection to the soil. It gets people thinking about where their food comes from and about the importance of conserving our soil resources. For more information and educational resources about the theme, please visit http://www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster/2012/index.phtml
Each of the conservation districts will submit their first place posters in each category for judging at the state level. State level winners will then be submitted to the national contest. Delaware had a national-winning poster in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 contests. Judging for the computer-generated posters will occur at the local level only because the national level contest does not accept computer-generated posters.
The name of the student, teacher, school and student’s grade level must be written on the back of the poster. Posters must be hand-delivered or mailed flat in time to meet the deadline to the conservation district in the county in which the student resides.
Addresses for Delaware’s conservation district offices are as follows: New Castle Conservation District, 2430 Old County Road, Newark, DE 19702; Kent Conservation District, 800 Bay Road, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901; and Sussex Conservation District, 21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4, Georgetown, DE 19947.
For more information, please contact Michelle Jacobs at 302-739-9135 or email Michelle.Jacobs@state.de.us.
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