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   Attention Teachers and Students!

We are hosting a local contest for the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Poster Contest.


   Who Can Participate?

All Newberry County public, private, and homeschooled students in grades K-12.


   Why Participate?

Designing a poster and researching the theme can give students a voice in the community to inspire, increase awareness, and encourage citizens to work together to protect our natural resources for present and future generations!


Poster Categories: K—1st Grade, 2nd—3rd Grade, 4th— 6th Grade, 7th—9th Grade, 10th—12th Grade





  • Allowable poster/image sizes are between 8.5″x11″ and 14″x22″. Landscape orientation preferred!

  • The contest theme (One Water) must be on the front of the poster/image. 

  • Student and school names should not appear on the front of the poster/image.

  • Any media may be used to create a 2D (flat) effect, including photos, paint, marker, ink, crayon, charcoal, colored pencil, stickers, collage, wallpaper, magazines, photos, digitally designed graphics, and flat objects found in nature.

  • Posters must be the work of an individual student (no team entries).

  • Entries should be the contestants’ original creations and may not be traced from photos or other artists’ works.

  • Once posters are complete, make a .pdf, .jpg, or .png of your entry using a scanner or camera (or, in the case of digital illustrations, convert the image to a .pdf, .jpg, or .png file type), then have a parent or guardian submit the entry online.

one water.jpg
         2023 Theme: " One Water "
  • Photographs and digital pictures are encouraged.

  • Orient poster/photo as Landscape on your computer.

  • Successful posters/images present a simple, concise visual message, similar to a billboard or bumper sticker.

  • As much as possible, limit text to the contest topic (“One Water"). Additional text can be difficult to read and complicates the message.

  • The contest topic should be in bold, clear, unique text. Make sure the words stand out and are easy to read!

  • All text should be large enough to be read easily.

  • Avoid fluorescent-colored posters.

All posters are due to the Newberry SWCD office by 4:30 p.m.

 on Friday, April 28, 2023    

Email your Digital entry to:
See examples here:
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