Poster & Essay Contest

Poster & Essay Forms

The Gillespie County Soil & Water Conservation District is once again sponsoring the contests for all boys and girls of Gillespie County, as part of the Texas Conservation Awards Program. 

The Poster Contest is for students 12 years of age and younger.

Posters should address the following subject for 2018: “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.”

Posters shall be submitted to local soil and water conservation districts for local judging. Each local district will judge the entries and submit two posters to the Area Judging Committee for competition on the area level. Plaques will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners on the area level and state winners will be selected from the area winners. This contest is open to students who are 12 years old and under and who are considered eligible under Texas University Interscholastic League eligibility requirements.

The ESSAY contest theme isHealthy Soils are Full of Life”.  It’s open to boys and girls in two age divisions:

Ages 13 and under; maximum of 300 words

Ages 14 to 18; maximum of 500 words or less

Essay topic for 2018 is “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” The essay is to be submitted to local soil and water conservation districts for judging. Each local district will judge the entries and submit two essays in each age division to the Area Judging Committee for competition on the area level. Plaques will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners on the area level and state winners will be selected from the area winners. This contest is open to students 18 years and under, and who are considered eligible under Texas University Interscholastic League eligibility requirements.

Deadlines:  Poster and essay entries are due by Monday, January 29, 2018.  If you have the entries all together at the school by noon on that day, let me know, and I’ll be happy to pick them up.   Or they could be dropped off at our office at 1906 North Llano, #106, Fredericksburg, TX.  Winners will be announced in mid-February.