Thank you for your interest in the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) 2013 Poster Contest. Where does your water shed? The amount of fresh water on earth is all we have. It is important to understand where the fresh water goes after a rain, after you empty the bathtub or use it to water your plants. We have to take care of our fresh water as it gets used over and over again. Everyone lives in a watershed. What is a watershed?
A watershed is an area of land that drains to a particular body of water such as a river or a lake. Rain or any type of precipitation that falls anywhere in that watershed eventually flows to a body of water. The water may travel over land as surface water or flow underground as groundwater. Look around your community or as you travel to see water traveling within a watershed.
Where does your water shed?
Poster category by grade:
The contest is open to public, private or home school students.
Click here for a full list (PDF) of rules and resources.
Click here for more information if you are a local or state organizer.
Entries at the local and state contest must follow the rules and dates for when your poster is due that is set by local organizers.
Local contests are held by your local conservation district. Rules may differ from the national contest rules. To find your local conservation district, click here.
All local contests: please fill out the Local Contest Posters to State Contest Form and include it with entries to area or state contests.
State Entries must fill out state to national poster contest form before shipping their posters.
Each entry for the national contest must have the 2013 Contest Entry Form filled out and signed by guardian or parent to be judged. Posters can only be submitted to the national contest after participating in their local or area conservation district contest. Winners at the local/area level are then sent to be judged at your state level. You must follow the time frame set at the local and state level. Click here to find your local district.
The top two posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $100 and second place winners will receive $75. Prizes at the national level are sponsored by the NACD Auxiliary.
Please note: Only posters judged at the local and state level are eligible for the national contest.