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Delaware Conservation Districts sponsor annual conservation poster contest, “Where would we BEE without Pollinators”

10/1/2020

The New Castle, Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts are now accepting entries for the annual conservation poster contest from Delaware public, charter, private or homeschooled students in grades K-12. Posters will be judged on the 2020 theme, “Where would we BEE without Pollinators,” in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15, respectively.

The deadline for poster entries is Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. In addition to regular posters, a special category for computer-generated posters is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 at the county level only and are not eligible for state or national judging.

Each conservation district will submit first-place posters in each grade category for judging at the state level. The state-level winners will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD). In the event that an insufficient number of posters are received at the county level, the county level judging will be eliminated and all posters will be judged at the state level. First-place posters in each grade level will advance to the state level; all first-place state-level winners will be entered into the national poster contest.

Posters can be submitted electronically, by mail, or in-person to your local conservation district.

The annual conservation poster contest provides students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual stewardship theme developed and sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

The 2020 theme, “Where would we BEE without Pollinators,” reminds us that pollinators come in all shapes and sizes, play a critical role in agriculture and provide us with a wide range of foods. For more information and educational resources about the theme and poster contest guidelines visit DACDs website.

For a flyer with the poster contest guidelines, visit www.newcastlecd.org, www.kentcd.org or www.sussexconservation.org. For more information, contact your local conservation district:
· New Castle Conservation District, Rick Mickowski, 302-365-8979
· Kent Conservation District, Alisa Bentley, 302-608-5370
· Sussex Conservation District, Siobhan Kelley, 302-856-2105