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Conservation Poster Contest

The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. The theme each year follows the annual National Association Conservation Districts (NACD) Stewardship theme.  Each year, the conservation poster contest starts at the local District level with first place winners in each grade category then submitted to the VA Association of Conservation Districts (VASWCD) to be considered for placement at the VA State level. Finally, Sate winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.

Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout who creates a poster and submits it to Eastern Shore SWCD for judging can earn the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch.  For more information about the VASWCD Poster Contest Scout Patch CLICK HERE.

Contact the Education Director, Julie Head, for more information on the local Eastern Shore Conservation Poster Contest at (757) 302-4433 or

Please note:  Poster size must be no bigger than 11 inches by 17 inches.

Posters must be submitted, along with a signed entry form by April 29, 2022.

2022 Poster Contest Theme:

"Healthy Soil: Healthy Life"

Grade Categories:

  • K-1st
  • 2nd-3rd
  • 4th-6th
  • 7th-9th
  • 10th-12th

2021  Eastern Shore SWCD Poster Contest Winners:

K - 1st Grade Category:

1st Place: Bailey Sivka,

Chincoteague Elementary School

4th -6th Grade Category:

2nd -  3rd Grade Category:


1st Place: Sophie Tayloe,

Cape Charles Christian School

7th -9th Grade Category:


1st Place: Nicholle Perkins,

Broadwater Academy


1st Place: Ava Toth,

Chincoteague Elementary School

10th - 12th Grade Category:


1st Place: Annika Freed,

Nandua High School

  • Local Eastern Shore SWCD Poster Contest Prizes:

           The following prizes are awarded in each category:​

  • 1st Place- $50.00 and submission to VA State Poster Contest

  • 2nd Place- $25.00

  • 3rd Place- $15.00

  • 4th Place- $10.00

  • Any student that is in the Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts can receive a patch for participating in the contest at the Troop's expense. Interested students must request the patch on their completed entry form.

  • VA State Poster Contest Prizes: State winners receive recognition and a prize from the VASWCD.   The 1st place poster in each category will be awarded by VASWCD and the posters will be submitted to NACD's Poster Contest for a chance to compete against student entries from across the United States.   

  • National Poster Contest Prizes: The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes.  Monetary prizes at the national level are sponsored by the NACD Auxiliary from their quilt project and Albert I Pierce Foundation.  Visit the NACD Poster Contest site for additional resources and information.

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