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National Association of Conservation District Annual Poster Contest

The General Details

The Annual NACD Poster Contest provides students the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative.

The contest starts at the District or County level where Conservation District staff or volunteers go to classrooms, clubs, homeschool, etc., and speaks about the theme topic or run an activity about the topic and introduce the poster contest rules. The posters can be turned in at another time giving the student time to research and fine-tune their art.

For National Poster Contest the Poster should be 14" x 22"


This contest can start as early as March 1 and goes until Mid- October. In addition to the poster contest, NACD has a Stewardship Week starting the last week of April that has the same theme - this could be a great time to start introducing the poster contest!

Each county then decides who wins First place in each grade category. Those advance to the state level.

NOTE: Posters should be submitted to the State Poster Contest Coordinator housed out of Missaukee Conservation District by the extended deadline of November 15th!

What happens next?

MCD then gathers judges, usually board members, and selects 1st 2nd and 3rd places for each category - these winners receive a prize! First place winners of the State are sent to National Contest, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting in February of the following year.

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