Entries being accepted for conservation poster contest

DOVER — The Kent, New Castle and Sussex Conservation districts are accepting entries in their annual conservation poster contest for K-12 students in public, charter, private or home schools. Posters will be judged on the 2016 theme, “We All Need Trees.”

Grade categories are K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each will receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15 respectively. The state-level winning posters also will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 28. In addition to regular posters, a special category for computer-generated posters is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 who take a graphics art/computer class or program of study. These entries will be judged at the county/state level only and will not be eligible for national judging.

The student’s name, grade level, teacher and school must be clearly and legibly printed on the back of the poster. Posters must be hand-delivered or mailed flat in time to the meet the deadline to the Conservation District office in the county in which the student resides. Addresses are as follows:

• New Castle Conservation District, 2430 Old County Road, Newark, DE 19702

• Kent Conservation District, 800 Bay Road, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901

• Sussex Conservation District, 21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4, Georgetown, DE 19947

For more information and educational resources about the theme and poster contest guidelines, please visit www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/stewardship-and-education-materials/contests/.

For a flier with Delaware’s poster contest guidelines, please visit www.newcastleconservationdistrict.org, www.kentcd.org or www.sussexconservation.org. For more information, please contact Rick Mickowski at (302-832-3100, ext. 113, or by email at Rick.Mickowski@state.de.us.

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