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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

Posters must be submitted, along with a signed entry form by May 3, 2024

Local Entry Form

2024 Poster Contest Theme:

"May the Forest be With You Always"

Grade Categories:

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



  • Local Eastern Shore SWCD Poster Contest Prizes:

           The following prizes are awarded in each category:​

  • 1st Place- $50 Gift Card and submission to VA State Poster Contest

  • 2nd Place- $25 Gift Card

  • 3rd Place- $15 Gift Card

  • 4th Place- $10 Gift Card

  • 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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