2021 Contest Theme: Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

Join us in celebrating how great trees are! Each year our partners at the National Association of Conservation Districts(NACD) host a poster contest for area K-12 schools to participate in. The 2021 contest theme is "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities".
This conservation poster contest invites children from Kindergarten to 12th grade to explore environmental stewardship activities in their communities. Information on the contest, including a free PowerPoint presentation to share with teachers, scout groups or others can be found for download below and by contacting a local Conservation District representative. We're happy to adapt these tools to fit the needs of your own program!

Why enter? Designing a poster and researching the theme can give students a voice on important conservation issues. Good posters tell stories to present and future generations. Posters capture people's attention with a powerful graphic and inspire with a message for your community. Every poster must include the theme tagline, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities." Winners of your local contest move on to State and National competitions for cash prizes. Feature your winning entries on your website, at events, in newsletters, or around your community.
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A 2020 "Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators" poster by Blair D., First place 4-6 Grade Category from Missaukee County.

When do I have to submit posters? Winners of your local contest must be received by Missaukee Conservation District for judging at the State Contest by October 8, 2021. Winning entries must include an Entry Form. The "Local to State" form should also accompany winning entries.
Submit posters to:
Missaukee Conservation District
Attention Andrea Mayer
6180 W Sanborn Rd
Lake City, MI 49651
State Contest: Hosted by Missaukee Conservation District, CDEM offers prizes in each age category at the State Competition Level. Winners will be announced and displayed during the 2020 CDEM Annual Meeting and Convention in October 2021. First-place winners from CDEM's State Contest in each age category will move on to the National competition.
  • State Contest Prizes
  • 1st place = $40
  • 2nd place= $25
  • 3rd place = $10
  • National Contest Prizes
  • 1st place = $200
  • 2nd place= $150
  • 3rd place = $100
Documents and Helpful Resources​
2020 NACD Posters DeBoer
2020 NACD Posters DeBoer

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M Burke, 2-3 grade 2020 winner

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Michigan_12th grade_2019_Harper

2017 Entry, Allison L, Lapeer Conservation District

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2020 NACD Posters DeBoer
2020 NACD Posters DeBoer

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If you are considering joining the fun, please don't hesitate to contact our State and Local representative Andrea Mayer! Andrea is based at the Missaukee Conservation District in Lake City, MI. 
We're happy to share information to help you along your journey. 

Questions? E-mail or call 231.839.7193