Poster Contest



The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth 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.

Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level and moves on to the state level. The Headwaters SWCD will forward our local winning poster entries to the VASWCD office for consideration at the state level.

The 2022 Poster Contest is now closed! Please check back this fall for details on the 2023 contest! Many thanks for all your entries!

The contest is open to public, private or home school students, girl scout/boy scout troops, etc.

The 2022 Poster Contest Theme: Healthy Soil–Healthy Life 

Poster Categories By Grade:

  • K-1st
  • 2nd-3rd
  • 4th-6th
  • 7th-9th
  • 10th-12th

Submit entries to Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District

2022 Poster Contest Memo

2022 Contest Rules for Hand Drawn Posters

2022 Contest Rules for Digital Posters (New!)

2022 Entry Form

2022 Poster Contest Presentation

*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. For more information about the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch check out our click on the patch or check out our Scout Patch Program.

If you have any questions please contact Rich Wood at or 540-248-0148 ext 8