2023 Conservation Poster Contest
Think of all the ways we use water in our daily lives. Water is a finite natural resource that we often take for granted. Life would not exist without water. Water exists in a watershed as rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, groundwater and more. Every drop of water in our watershed is valuable. We share our watershed with animals, people, plants…one water connects us all.
Educate and inspire your community with your own unique creation showing what “One Water” means to you. This contest is open to all Loudoun County public, private and homeschooled students in grades K—12. DOWNLOAD an entry form.
For any questions please contact the Education Outreach Specialist at email@example.com.
ENTRIES DUE JUNE 30,2023
• Two Entry Types – Hand-Drawn (K—12) and Digital (7—12).
• Hand Drawn categories- Any media may be used, including paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials. Posters must be hand drawn but can be any size.
• All posters must be created by an individual student, rather than a team of students. Entry must be contestant’s original creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists’ published works.
• The 2023 theme “One Water” must be included on the front side of each poster/image.
• Each entry must be submitted with an entry form to be eligible for judging. The form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Download an entry form.
• Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, we encourage each student to do their own work. (Note: Entries with student handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn, and colored by adult assistance.)
• Only the local contest sponsor (Loudoun SWCD) can submit entries to the state, and only the state sponsor (VASWCD) can submit for the national contest.
• PRIZES! Local awards and recognition will be given. Local winners in each category will be sent to the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s state competition. State winners will be eligible for the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) National Poster Contest and prizes.
• Conservation message (50 percent) (Poster uses correct theme)
• Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
• Originality (10 percent)
• Universal appeal (10 percent)
Be inspired by the amazing artwork and message of our local student winners from our 2022 poster contest, “Healthy Soil, Healthy Life”. We appreciate their hard work researching why soil is so important to us and creatively bringing that information to life. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s contest!