New Jersey’s soil conservation districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people. The theme for this year’s poster is “We All Need Trees,” according to a press release.
Students may compete in the following categories: Grades 2-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12. The winner in each category will receive $200. The secondplace finisher in each category will receive $100 and the third-place finisher in each category will receive $50.
The winners will be entered in the National Association of Conservation Districts poster contest.
The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts and the state’s 15 soil conservation districts, which work to conserve and manage soil and water resources in the state, according to the press release.
To find the local soil conservation district, go to the website www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/conservdistricts. html. All entries must be submitted through the local district.
For more information and the entry form, visit the website www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/conservationpostercontest. pdf