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

The 2021 Poster Contest Theme: Healthy Forests–Healthy Communities 

Poster Categories By Grade:

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

Submit entries to Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District by June 4th 2021

Poster Contest Memo

2021 Contest Rules

2021 Poster Contest Entry Form

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 Rachel Winter at or 540-248-0148