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2013 Poster ContestLocal to StateRules andResourcesEligibilityThe National Conservation Poster Contest is open to kindergarten through grade twelve. Artwork must havebeen judged in a local or area conservation district sponsored poster contest and a state conservationassociation or state auxiliary sponsored contestbefore entered into the national competition. Posters mustfollow this order to be considered for judging.2013 Contest ThemeThe National Poster Contest theme is "Where does your water shed?”Poster category by grade: K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12.The contest is open to public, private or home school students.Interested conservation districts can conduct a poster contest and submit their first place posters toMissaukee Conservation District for state judging sponsored by Michigan Association of Conservation DistrictEmployees (MACDE). State winners will be announced at the Winter Convention during the MACDELuncheon. We will then submit the first place posters for national judging. National judging takes place duringthe National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting. The county or state does not have to entera poster for every grade level.Contest RulesThe national contest rules were created so as not to limit or revise the current rules of local and stateconservation poster contests:Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil,charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials) on regular posters (no computer only special category)Poster size must be between 8.5" x 11" and 22" x 28"(or as rules at your local or state level).The top two posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First placewinners will receive $100 and second place winners will receive $75. Prizes at the national level aresponsored by the NACD Auxiliary.Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging.All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.The 2013 Stewardship title “Where does your water shed?” must be on your poster. This is the onlytitle eligible for the national poster contest.Each entry must have signed entry form to be eligible for judging. (the entry form is also attached)Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, NACDencourages each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself. Entries completed bystudents in their handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored byadult assistance.Posters must be judged first at the county level, then the state level. Individual posters cannot be sentfor state or national judging by individuals. They must follow their state’s contest rules and deadlines.Mail first place posters from each category and the County to State Form to the address below. Entriesmust be postmarked by October 8, 2013:Missaukee Conservation District6180 W. Sanborn Road, Suite 3Lake City, MI 49651
Each entry for the state contest must have the Entry form filled out, signed by guardian or parent andtaped to the back of the poster to be judged. Forms are includedand available athttp://nacdnet.org/education/contests/Stewardship & Education, Contest section.Poster EvaluationsCounty, State and National Poster Contest entries are reviewed by judges. The posters are evaluated on thefollowing criteria:Conservation message - 50 percent (Poster uses correct theme)Visual effectiveness - 30 percentOriginality - 10 percentUniversal appeal - 10 percentAlso taken into consideration artwork is completed on poster is that of participant (unless noted onentry form).Missaukee Conservation District will receive notification of the national judging results. Posters not receivingnational awards will be returned to the Missaukee Conservation District in a timely manner following judging.Missaukee Conservation District will return the posters to each county.SponsorsThe State Poster Contest is sponsored by Michigan Association of Conservation District Employees. TheNational Poster Contest program is sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)and the NACD Auxiliary. NACD, founded in 1946, is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 3,000 localconservation districts in the 50 states and U.S. Territories. The NACD Auxiliary assists NACD withinformational and educational outreach efforts.Questions? Contact Chere Elenbaas, Missaukee Conservation District,email@example.com call231.839.7193.Resources:Find what watershed you are inhttp://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfmKnow Your Watershedhttp://www.ctic.purdue.edu/Know%20Your%20Watershed/USDA-NRCS – Water Page – Water landscape interactive and New Water Cycle Posterhttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/waterAfter the Stormhttp://water.epa.gov/action/weatherchannel/index.cfmWatershed Management Resources - EPAhttp://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/datait/watershedcentral/upload/WMR_factsheet_508.pdfSaratogo Lake Watershed Education Activitieshttp://www.skidmore.edu/academics/wri/fletcher_mueller.pdfNonpoint Source (NPS) Outreach Toolboxhttp://cfpub.epa.gov/npstbx/index.htmlWatershed Management Resourceshttp://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/datait/watershedcentral/upload/WMR_factsheet_508.pdfEarth Gaugehttp://www.earthgauge.net/Watershed Related Clip Arthttp://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/outreach/outpixnonjs.cfmNutrient Pollution Outreach and Education Materialshttp://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nutrientoutreach.cfmACTIVITIES:Watershed Excursion – SW FL Water Management Districthttp://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/interactive/watershed/pdf/teachguide.pdfActivities, Coloring Pages and More Watershed Student Pagehttp://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5605&Itemid=2428
STUDENTFirst Name Middle LastAddressCity State ZipPhone E-mailSchool Name _____________________________ Grade ______ AgeThe poster is an original completed by the student.The student received assistance from another person or materials/ideasfrom another source.If so, please explain on another piece of paper.SCHOOLTeacherPublic School __________ Private School _________ Home SchoolAddress PhoneCity State ZipE-mail addressParent or guardian name (printed)Signature of parent or guardian allowing NACD/District to utilize the poster for educational orpromotional purposes:DateCONSERVATION DISTRICTNameContact TitleAddress PhoneCity State ZipEmail AddressWhen sending state winning entries to national contest please include:State poster contest sponsor,contact name, address, phone and e-mail.additional information available at http://www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster
“Where Does Your Water Shed?”COUNTY to STATE CONTEST ENTRIESPlease submit this form with your first place posters for state judging.Please print or type.COUNTY ______________________________________________________CONTACT PERSON _____________________________________________NAME OF DISTRICT _____________________________________________ADDRESS OF DISTRICT__________________________________________PHONE # ( ) _______________________________E-MAIL ADDRESS _______________________________________Winning entry information:Name GradeK-12-34-67-910-12NUMBER OF ENTRIES IN YOUR COUNTY _____________