DOVER – The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts today announced the results of their annual statewide conservation poster contest, which followed the National Association of Conservation Districts’ theme, “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.” The 2017 Soil and Water Stewardship Week theme encouraged people to remember the important benefits that healthy and productive soils provide for food, fiber, habitat, and clean water.
Posters were judged on use of color, attention to detail, an easy-to-understand conservation message, originality, and creativity, along with use of the conservation theme. First, second, and third place winners in each grade category received a gift card valued at $50, $25, and $15 respectively from their local conservation district office. First place state winners also received $50 from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts. The first place winners from each county are:
*State-winning posters by these students were entered in the national poster contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts Ladies Auxiliary. National winners will be announced Jan. 28 at the NACD conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Delaware’s poster contest also includes a category for computer generated/graphic arts posters and received entries from two New Castle County schools. The winners were: first place, Trish Vo and second place, Nia Stevens, both from William Penn High School, and third place, Kaylee Lynn Neal, Del Castle High School.
The 2018 poster contest will focus on the theme, “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.” Contest information can be found at the NACD website at www.nacdnet.org under the Stewardship and Education page, or by contacting Rick Mickowski, Public Outreach Coordinator, New Castle Conservation District, 302-832-3100, ext. 8979.
For information about your local conservation district, please contact New Castle Conservation District at 302-832-3100, Kent Conservation District at 302-741-2600, or Sussex Conservation District at 302-856-3990.
Vol. 48, No. 9
Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902Related Topics: conservation district • environmental education • Healthy Soils Are Full of Life • Kent County • New Castle County • poster contest • Sussex County
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