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Tuscola Conservation District
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Tuscola Conservation District ®             1075 Cleaver Rd Caro, MI 48723               Phone 989.673.8174 ext. 3                     Fax 1.855.693.2497  
Poster Contest
​2024 NACD Poster Contest
The NACD Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade a chance to have their art displayed nationally. Winning posters reflect the annual NACD Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their associations in protecting and enhancing natural resources. The contest starts locally, advances to state levels, then national. National winners receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.
NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2024
Empowering All Voices

*  NACD Braille Poster Contest - a new addition inspired by a creative 6th-grade student from Tuscola Conservation District, Michigan. This inclusive competition invites blind and low-vision students in grades K-12 to participate, promoting accessibility and a fair experience. Contestants may use braille as well as written lettering and art to create posters that champion natural resource conservation, ensuring equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their visual abilities.

​Your local district can select the winning posters for each grade division and the posters can be entered in the state competition for each of the grade divisions (K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) States are not required to enter a poster for every grade level.
Chase Parker
Tuscola Conservation District
2024 Braille Poster
7-9 grade
*  Additional Assist Poster Contest - The Additional Assist Poster Contest is open to all students who may benefit from additional assistance in completing their posters. This contest promotes accessibility and embraces diversity by providing a platform for students of varying abilities to express their creativity and advocate for natural resource conservation.

​Your local district can select the winning posters for each grade division and the posters can be entered in the state competition for each of the grade divisions (K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) States are not required to enter a poster for every grade level.
Emma Geyer
Tuscola Conservation District
2024 Assisted Poster
K-1 grade
Mariana Wood
Tuscola Conservation District
2024 Assisted Poster
2nd - 3rd grade
National Winner
2023 Poster Contest
Teacher Resources
2024 Poster Contest
Click the button to view a presentation for classroom use for the 2024 Poster Contest
                                           2024 NACD Hand Drawn Poster Contest
The National Association of Conservation Districts Poster Contest is open to K-12th grade students.  Artwork entered in the national competition must first have been judged in a local or area conservation district sponsored poster contest and a state conservation association or state auxiliary sponsored contest.

Posters must be uploaded through the online submission form found on the NACD Education Hub Contests page and I will enter the posters once I receive all the information from each district.

Your local district can select the winning posters for each grade division and the posters can be entered in the state competition for each of the two-grade divisions (K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) States are not required to enter a poster for every grade level.  

State Contest Deadlines
​I am the State Coordinator for the NACD poster contest and can be contacted by phone at 989-673-8174 x 136 or by email at patty.mcninch@macd.org

The deadline to enter posters for the state competition is October 31st

Please email an electronic copy of the district winning poster for each grade category to me before the deadline.  Make sure the electronic image is clear and provides a view of the entire poster or it will not be judged at the state level.  Also, the form linked to the button below must be sent with each poster being entered for the state poster contest.


Contest Rules
• Traditional painted or drawn posters should be scanned and uploaded as a PDF.
• Size: The poster design size should meet the requirements of the state contest.
• Any media may be used, including paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials.
• All posters must be created by an individual student, rather than a team of students.  Entry must be contestant's original creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.
• The 2024 Stewardship theme “MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU, ALWAYS” must be included on the front side of each poster submission to be eligible for the national poster contest.
• Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, NACD encourages each student to do their own work.  Posters of students with assistance can be judged in the "Assisted" categories.
• Only official state poster contest sponsors can submit entries for the national contest. Entries must be uploaded by December 1, 2024.
NACD ⦁ 509 Capitol Ct, NE ⦁ Washington, DC 20002 ⦁ (202) 547-6223 ⦁ www.nacdnet.org

Poster Evaluations
National Poster Contest entries are reviewed based on the following criteria:
• Conservation message (50 percent) (Poster uses correct theme)
• Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
• Originality (10 percent) and
• Universal appeal (10 percent)
Local and state contest awards and sponsors will differ from state to state. Depending on the sponsoring state’s conservation association, auxiliary, or agency's preference, the national awards will be presented at a national, regional, state, and/or local conservation
ceremony.

The winning posters will be featured at the 2025 NACD Annual Meeting.  Each state conservation association, auxiliary or agency contact will receive notification of the judging results and a news release announcing the winners.  

For more information, please click the button or email stewardship@nacdnet.org. 
2023 Tuscola Conservation District
National Winner
Betty Neff 
10-12 grade category