Each year, the Cape Atlantic Conservation District, in cooperation with New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, sponsors an annual Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored each year by the District to help promote a better understanding of the environmental issues in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
The theme varies from year to year and is selected in coordination with the National Association of Conservation Districts. The contests is an opportunity for students to explore various natural resource conservation issues and are a good way for teachers to meet New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science, Social Studies and Visual Arts.
The 2014 theme is "Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil". Almost all of the minerals and nutrients we need for life, to nurture us, to help us grow, to give us energy and keep us healthy come from fields, gardens, trees and pastures. Designing a poster and researching the theme can give you a voice in your community on important conservation issues. Good posters tell important stories to present and future generations. Posters capture people's attention with a powerful graphic and share an inspiring message with your community.
The poster contest is open to students in grades 2-12. All first place and second place winners are selected by the District, with the first place in each age category receiving a $50 gift card. First place winners will also have their work sent to Trenton for judging in the statewide competition. Each second place winner will receive a $25 gift card. The deadline for entry is March 7th. Please contact Glenn Ward at (609) 625-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the contest.
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