Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Laura Grape,
Executive Director

Conservation Poster Contest

Calling all student artists! The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking students to design posters to submit to the 2018 Youth Poster Contest. The theme for this year is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.

watersheds our water our home logo

The Youth Poster Contest is a national competition. Students submit entries to their nearest Conservation District. Winning entries can be sent to state and even national competitions for judging and awards. The contest is open to the public, private or home school students, girl scout/boy scout troops, etc. Please note that both Girl and Boy Scouts that participate in the contest and submit valid entries at any level are eligible to receive the VASWCD Conservation Poster Patch.

Poster Categories by Grade:

  • K-1
  • 2-3
  • 4-6
  • 7-9
  • 10-12

Entries must be submitted to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District by September 30, 2018. If interested in participating, please contact NVSWCD.

For entry forms and other resources, see: Virginia SWCD Conservation Poster Contest

2016 NVSWCD Poster Contest Entries and Winners

Circular blue logo with a tree in the middle

The 2016 poster contest theme was We All Need Trees. Trees are essential for the survival of humans and other living organisms. Through photosynthesis, trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen we can breathe. Trees provide shade on a sunny day and food like fruits and nuts. They are also used to make products like paper and furniture or to build our homes. It is our responsibility to manage how trees are used so forests can stay healthy and regenerate. (Adapted from the National Association of Conservation Districts)

In 2016, we received over forty submissions from Armstrong Elementary School and are showcasing some of our favorites here, including our top Northern Virginia poster for grades 4-6.

1st place in Northern Virginia: Kathryn Bonham, age 10, 4th grade

Katie Bonham poster

Maeve poster
Maeve Tuma, age 9, 4th grade
Alexis poster
Alexis Chang, age 9, 4th grade
Aaria poster
Aaria Sen, age 9, 4th grade
Lucas poster
Lucas Menendez Hassel, age 9, 4th grade
Jack poster
Jack McKenna, age 10, 4th grade