2016 Poster Contest
2016 Contest Theme
We all need trees
Poster category by grade:
The contest is open to public, private or home school students.
Local districts or states may have different categories or rules for their contest.
Rules and Resources
Be sure to check your local contest and state rules as they may differ from the national rules.
Local and State Organizers
If you are a local or state organizer, you will find additional forms at the bottom of this page.
You will find, certificate template, flyer template, promotional PowerPoint, PowerPoint note pages, judging scorecard, We all need trees resource list, rules and resources and more.
To enter the contest
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.
Local and state entries
No individual entries. All posters must go through a local contest sponsor by their local conservation district. Local conservation districts fill out the Local to State Form Poster Contest 2016 and include it with entries to your area or state contests.
State Entries must fill out the State to National Poster Contest 2016 before shipping their posters. The state poster contest sponsor fills out this form. No individual posters can be sent into the national contest.
Each entry for the national contest must have the 2016 Poster 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.
NEW!! 2016 Contest!
The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $200 and second place winners will receive $150 and third place will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary through their quilt project proceeds and the Albert I Pierce Foundation sponsor prizes at the national level
Please note: Only posters judged at the local and state level are eligible for the national contest.
Other Useful Tools and Information for participants to design their posters
Download the new "We All Need Trees" logo
The download is from the NACD Flickr account
Additional Resources for Local and State Organizers
We all need trees - education page - CLICK HERE
Posters will only be accepted from state poster contest organizers.
Please fill out the state to national form for development of certificates for participants and data input. It assists greatly when you send a copy of the form with your state entries as a packing slip for repackage back to your state. State organizers are encouraged to use the cheapest form of shipping. If sending through your local post office, please add delivery confirmation to track your package. Posters should be sent flat, between 2 pieces of cardboard sealed all the way around the cardboard. Please make your package just a 1/2 inch larger than your posters. If you make the package too large or thick it may incur additional charges for the size. We encourage you to have your local and or area contest participants fill out the form to send to your state contest so that we can gather an accurate number of posters created across the nation.
Only posters from the state poster contest organization will be accepted for judging at the national level.
Winning state posters should be sent to:
NACD National Poster Contest
509 Capital Court NE
Washington, DC 20002
NOTE: Some states are also considering using a JPEG format for submission to their state contest.