Poster Contest


2024 Contest Theme

“May The Forest Be With You Always”

VASWCD Poster Contest:
  • The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides K-12th grade 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 conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual NACD Stewardship theme. This year’s theme is “May The Forest Be With You Always”
  • Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. District winners advance to the state level. Virginia state winners from each category listed below will advance to the National Contest and receive a prize. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.
  • Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout who creates a poster and submits it to their local SWCD for judging can earn the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch. When submitting a poster to earn the Poster Contest Patch, be sure to check the box on the entry form. Please note that poster patches are distributed in December each year. For more information about the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch check out our click on the patch or check out our Scout Patch Program
  • Districts may submit one entry per poster category by grade:
§ K-1st
§ 2nd-3rd
§ 4th-6th
§ 7th-9th hand-drawn
§ 7-9th digital*
§ 10th-12th hand-drawn
§ 10th-12th digital*
*NEW, NACD has added a category for digital posters this year for 7-12th grade students. Districts may submit a digital AND hand-drawn entry for 7-9th and 10-12th category. These will be judged separately at the state level
Posters are due to Robert E. Lee SWCD by September 16th, 2024
Contact person: Katelin Savage- (434)-352-2819 or
Please reach out to Katelin for more information!

Robert E Lee SWCD
7631 A Richmond Highway
Appomattox, VA 24522   434-352-2819