Poster Contest Entry Form
Attach to back of poster
Please appropriate category (Special Needs) (Special Needs)
___K-1 ___ 2-3 ___ 4-6 __ 7-9 ___10-12 __ **4-6 **10-12
STUDENT – Please Print
First Name __ _Middle Last _______
City State Zip
Phone ( ) E-mail ________________________________
School Name _____________________________ Grade ______ Age
The poster is an original completed by the student.
The student received assistance from another person or materials/ideas
from another source. If so, please explain on another piece of paper.
SCHOOL – Please Print
Public School __________ Private School __________ Home School __________
Address Phone ( )
City State Zip
Parent or guardian name (printed)
Signature of parent or guardian allowing NACD to utilize the poster for educational or promotional
Name Marinette County Land & Water Conservation Division
Contact Aleta DiRienzo Title Database Specialist/Prog. Asst.
Address 1926 Hall Avenue Phone ( 715 ) 732-7780 Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association
Marinette County Land & Water Conservation Division
City Marinette State WI Zip 54143-1717
National Association of Conservation Districts
E-mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org
When sending state winning entries to national contest please include: Posters are due: October 9, 2009
State poster contest sponsor,contact name, address, phone and e-mail. Questions contact: Land & Water Conservation Division
Marinette County Land Information Department
Address: 1926 Hall Avenue – Marinette WI 54143-1717
Phone: (715) 732-7780
Who Can Participate ?
Rules The Poster contest is open to all students in grades K-12,
attending public school, private school or being home
Why Participate ?
Designing a poster and researching the theme, can give
• Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional you a voice in your community on important conservation
effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, issues. Good posters tell important stories to present and
paper or other materials on regular posters (no computer future generations. Posters capture people’s attention
only special category) Poster size must be between 8.5" x with a powerful graphic and inspire with a message to
11" and 22" x 28". your community.
• A completed entry form must be attached to the back of the
poster to make it eligible for judging.
• Subject matter must reflect your locality or Wisconsin. (No
oceans, mountains or African wildlife please.) You will want to learn all you can about the importance of soil in
• Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent your daily life. You can find resources at your school or public
for judging. library, science books, local newspapers, nature centers and
• The Poster must be created by an individual. No team from the NACD website www.nacdnet.org Stewardship &
posters will be accepted. . Education section.
• The 2009 Stewardship title "DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil"
must be on your poster. (Don’t use any other title) This rule With assistance from your teacher or parents the Internet can
Must be followed if you are trying for the national contest. also provide information on soil.
• Although younger students will most likely receive help in
planning from parents or teachers, students are encouraged Ask your teacher about other possible resources in your
to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself. community. Also be sure to contact your local conservation
Entries completed by students in their handwriting and district who can direct you to local projects or other resources.
coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and
colored by adult assistance.
There is much to learn about soil. Almost all of the minerals and
nutrients we need for life, to nurture us, to help us grow, to give
Poster Evaluations us energy and keep us healthy come from fields, gardens, trees
and pastures. Every plant, vegetable, or fruit that we eat gets
The posters are evaluated on the following criteria: its nutrients from the soil in which it grows. Your home is built
• Conservation message (50 percent) on soil and what type of soil is important. To learn more about
• Visual effectiveness (30 percent) soil visit the link for NACD and:
• Originality (10 percent) and http://forces.si.edu/soils/
• Universal appeal (10 percent). http://www.soils.org
• Local Contest winners – 1st place through Honorable National Visual Art Standards
Mention will receive a cash prize and a ribbon. All other
participants will receive a certificate. 1st place winners will Designing a poster meets many of the national visual art
go on to the area contest – then on to the state contest. standards. You can find the list of the standards by
• State winners will be eligible for National Association of visiting www.nacdnet.org Stewardship & Education
Conservation Districts (NACD) National Poster Contest and section.