Poster Contest

Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper

 

Each year, Butler SWCD works with local young artists to create posters focusing on a conservation message. This year's theme is

“Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper."

We will pick local winners to represent each grade band to the State Competition. The State will pick winners and send to the National Competition. Butler County has had several state winners in the past.

 

Designing a poster and researching the theme can give you a voice in your community on important conservation issues. Good posters tell important stories to present and future generations. Posters capture people’s attention with a powerful graphic and inspire with a message for your community

2019 Winners

First place winners will be sent on to the state poster contest this July

K-1

Winner: Lincoln Puthoff

Runner Up: Sarah Gallier

2-3

Winner: Colin Kelley

Runner Up: Ann Marie Davis

Honorable Mention: Saanvi Patel

4-6

Winner: Elliana Chasteen

Runner Up: Lena Gallier

Honorable Mention: Ashley Rose Shull

9-12

Winner: Jordan Lehman

Entry Form

 

  • All posters must have the official National entry form securely attached to be included in the contest. Please see the pdf below for the form.

Contest Rules

 

  • Any media may be used- paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials on regular posters.

  • All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.

  • Poster size: The poster can be any size. State winners will be photographed or scanned and sent to the national contest.

  • The title “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” must be on your poster.

  • Each entry must have signed entry form to be eligible for judging.

  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, NACD encourages each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself. Entries completed by students in their own writing and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored by adult assistance.

 

Judging Guidelines

 

  • Conservation message(Poster uses correct theme) (50 percent)

  • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)

  • Originality (10 percent) and

  • Universal appeal (10 percent)

Deadline

 

  • Entries must be received by Butler SWCD by Friday, May 10, 2019 by 4 pm.

  • Posters sent straight to the state or national contest will NOT be judged. They must be judged in the county contest on order to advance.

Who Can Participate?

The poster contest is open to all public, private, and home-schooled students in grades K-12.

 

Age Categories:

K—1st Grade

2nd—3rd Grade

4th—6th Grade

7th—9th Grade

10th—12th Grade

Resource List

Visit the websites below  when  researching  information  related  to your  project.  Check your local library for  more  resources.

Dr. Dirt: K-12 Teaching Resources

https://www.doctordirt.org/

Bureau of Land Management: Soil for Kids:

https://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/index.html

 

Soil Science of America

https://soils4teachers.org/lessons-and-activities

 

eSchool Today: All About Soils

http://www.eschooltoday.com/soils/what-is-soil-conservation.html

 

Life Under Your Feet

http://lifeunderyourfeet.org/en/soileco/intro/whatis.asp

 

Soil for Schools: An Educational Resource for Information on Soil Science https://www.soil-net.com/legacy/schools/index.htm

 

Purple Plow Challenge: Soil and Food Challenges for 5—8 Grades http://www.purpleplowchallenge.org/about/

 

USDS NRCS: Soil Education for K – 6 Grades

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/edu/kthru6/

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Butler SWCD at

2018 Winners
Theme: Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home
K-1 Grade Winner

Lincoln Puthoff

Lincoln won the state contest for his age group. We are waiting to hear how e does in the national contest which will be held at the end of January.

4-6 Grade Winner

 

Jordan Ash

4-6 Grade Runner Up

 

Carlee Holt

2017 Winners
Theme: Healthy Soils are full of life
K-1 Grade

 

1st Place

Harmony Cook, Ridgeway Elementary

2-3 Grade

 

1st Place

Jessica Giuliano, Ridgeway Elementary

4-6 Grade

 

1st Place

Jennah Huff, Elda Elementary

7-8 Grade

 

1st Place

Saad Khan, Spring Garden Academy

K-1 Grade

 

Runner Up

Grayson Huff, Elda Elementary

2-3 Grade

 

Runner Up

Anna Gallier, Homeschooled

4-6 Grade

 

Runner Up

Emma Robbins, Homeschooled

7-8 Grade

 

Runner Up

Amanda Robbins, Homeschooled

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