2009 National Conservation Poster Contest
The annual National 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. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary.
Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. District winners advance to the state level. For questions regarding state competitions, districts should contact their state association. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.
Posters entered into the Cobb County SWCD Conservation Poster Contest are reviewed by a group of professional with backgrounds in conservation, graphic design or education. The posters are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Conservation message: 50%
- Visual effectiveness: 30%
- Originality: 10%
- Universal appeal: 10%
This program is sponsored by the Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation District. The 2009 district-level winner is Izah Tahir, pictured below: