Winnebago County SWCD offers poster and photo contests
From press release
The Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) poster contest provides K-6 grade students with an opportunity to learn about the natural resources of Illinois and the efforts of the Winnebago County SWCD. The 2010 poster contest theme is
conservation habits = healthy habitats.
The poster contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled kindergarten through sixth grade students in Winnebago County. There are three divisions: Grades K-1, 2-3 and 4-6. Each student may enter only one poster. Posters entered in the contest will be evaluated on conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal.
The photo contest is open to individuals who reside in Winnebago County in grades 5 through 12 and adult amateurs. The photo contest has four categories: conservation practices, close-up conservation, conservation in action and agriculture/conservation across America. An individual may enter up to two photos in one of the three divisions including grades 5-8, 9-12 and adult amateur. Entries must be 8 inches by 10 inches in size.
Poster and photo entries are due Dec. 21. The Winnebago County SWCD will select one entry from each division as a winner for that division and an overall grand prize winner for each of the poster and photo contests. Submitted photos and posters will be displayed at the SWCD Annual Meeting on Jan. 29, 2010, at Klehm Arboretum. The winners from each division will be given two tickets to attend the SWCD Annual Meeting, where they will be awarded. Entry winners will be notified by written notice by Jan. 8, 2010.
For more information, contact the SWCD at (815) 965-2392, ext. 3 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or visit www.winnebagoswcd.org. The Winnebago County SWCD is a locally-operated unit of government that strives to promote the protection, maintenance, improvement and quality of the soil, water and related natural resources within the District.
From the December 2-8, 2009 issue
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