Conservation district annual poster contest entries due Oct. 27

September 17, 2023

The Sussex Conservation District is accepting entries for the annual conservation poster contest from Delaware public, charter, private or homeschooled students in grades K-12. Posters will be judged on the 2023 theme, One Water, in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Digital posters also will be accepted from students in grade categories 7-9 and 10-12. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15, respectively.

Posters can be submitted electronically, by mail or in person by Friday, Oct. 27.

The Sussex district will submit first-place posters in each grade category for judging at the state level. State winners will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts. In the event that an insufficient number of posters are received at the county level, the county-level judging will be eliminated, and all posters will be judged at the state level. First-place state winners will be entered into the national poster contest.

The annual conservation poster contest provides 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 associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual stewardship theme developed and sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

The 2023 theme is a reminder that everyone lives n a watershed. A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams and rivers that outflow to reservoirs, bays and the ocean. These bodies of water are all connected and people share one water with other people, animals and plants.

For more information, go to To submit entries, contact Siobhan Kelley at 302-856-2105 or

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