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The annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting. 

Local Due Date: September 30th

To participate in the IERCD district-level contest, students must reside within our district boundaries. Find your local Conservation District here.

Rules and Guidelines via NACD
  • Any media may be used, including paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials.

  • All posters must be created by an individual student, rather than a team of students. Entry must be contestant's original creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.

  • The 2021 Stewardship theme “Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities” must be included on the front side of each poster submission to be eligible for the national poster contest.

  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, NACD encourages each student to do their own work. Note: Entries with student handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn, and colored by adult assistance.

  • National Poster Contest entries are reviewed based on the following criteria:

    • Conservation message (50 percent) (Poster uses correct theme)

    • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)

    • Originality (10 percent) and

    • Universal appeal (10 percent)

Local submissions should be sent to Crystal Valenzuela at by September 30th, 2021. 
Please provide either a scanned copy or a photo of your poster and the submission form.
Questions? Contact:
  • Winners of each competing age range within IERCD's boundaries will receive $50 in cash! 

    • Age ranges are: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12

  • At the national level, first place winners will receive $200, second place winners will receive $150, and third place winners will receive $100.



Phone: (909) 255-9631

Community Engagement Specialist


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