|2018 ECD Poster Contest - 1/17/18|
|posted by: Canna Steele|
CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST
Elk Conservation District invite you to participate in a national conservation poster contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. We do realize classroom schedules are tight, but hope you will take time for your students to create a poster and possibly receive a prize.
If your class wishes to participate, please notify our office before April 1, 2018. Posters need to be in the district office for judging by May 1, 2018. If needed, someone will pick up your posters for judging. Winners will receive T-shirts.
Theme for 2018 is “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”: Some ideas for poster include, but not limited to:
The judging will be based on the entry’s conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal. All posters created by kindergarten through twelfth graders at school or club or camp and entered in local competition will be considered. Grade categories are: K–1, 2–3, 4–6, 7–9, and 10–12.
Poster size for all levels is half sheet, or 14” x 22”.
The 2018 Stewardship title “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home” must be on the front of your poster. (Don’t use any other title.)
Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials). Back of each poster MUST have student’s name, grade level, teacher’s name, and school. A PDF entry form is attached for printing. Entries must be submitted to the district office no later than May 1, 2018 to be eligible.
For more information about the poster contest, please call our office at 304-765-2535, or visit the NACD website at: www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster
2018 Poster Contest Rules
Theme: “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”
The WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest is modeled after the NACD Poster Contest. WVACD rules may vary slightly, so please review them carefully.
The WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
District winners in each category are eligible to complete in the state contest.
One poster from each district may be entered in each of the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
The state selects a poster for entering in each of the grade divisions and submits it to NACD. The state does not have to enter a poster for every grade level.
Each entry must have the entry form filled out, signed by guardian or parent and attached to the back of the poster. Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
WVACD Contest Theme
WV Association of Conservation District Poster Contest theme coincides with the NACD theme.
WVACD Contest Rules
Contest rules were created so as not to limit or revise the current rules of local and state conservation poster contests:
WVACD Poster Evaluations
Poster Contest entries are reviewed by judges. The posters are evaluated on the following criteria:
The 1st place winner in each category will receive $50 and be recognized at the annual West Virginia Conservation Awards Conference in October.
|2018 ECD Photo Contest - 1/16/18|
|posted by: Canna Steele|
The Elk Conservation District announces their Annual Conservation Photo Contest for amateur photographers in Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster Counties. The contest is part of the WV Association of Conservation District Supervisors Conservation Photo Contest and the National Association of Conservation Districts Conservation Photo Contest.
There are four main categories for photos: Conservation Practices, Close-Up Conservation, Conservation in Action & Conservation across America. All photos submitted must be taken in West Virginia.
Black & white prints, color prints, color slides and prints from digital photos are all acceptable and will be judged together. Photos must be 8” x 10”. Judges prefer that photos not be matted or framed. A completed entry form must accompany each photo. Note that photos will not be returned. Photographs will be judged on technical merit, composition and creativity.
ECD contest deadline is June 25, 2018. The attached PDF contains the entry forms. Please see all the information below for guidelines, examples, and standards.
The Elk CD serves Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, and Webster counties.
2018 Elk Conservation Photo Contest
A picture can be worth even more than a thousand words. Good photographs can lend a helping hand to numerous projects: they strengthen publicity for a fundraiser, make a newsletter more appealing, and reveal the beauty of wetlands to elementary students.
To recognize individuals who use this tool effectively and creatively, the Elk CD is sponsoring its annual photo contest.
Photographs may be entered in the following categories:
1) Conservation Practices (examples)
2) Close-Up Conservation (examples)
3) Conservation in Action (examples)
4) Ag/Conservation across America (examples)
Photos will be judged on technical merit and composition.
For technical merit, judges may check to see if the photo is well framed, properly exposed and sharp and clear.
For composition, judges will determine if the photo features a recognizable center of interest, action, imagination and creativity.View PDF
|2018 ECD Plant and Tree Sale - 1/16/18|
|posted by: Canna Steele|
ELK CD PLANT & TREE SALE
The Elk Conservation District is conducting their annual plant and tree sale of the following items as a service to the residents of Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster counties: Shizuka, Cortland, and Granny Smith Apple trees; Stanley and Methley Plum trees; Redhaven and John Boy Peach trees; Potomac Pear trees; Arapaho Blackberry plants, Heritage(Red) and Jewell(Black) Raspberry plants, Jewel Strawberry plants, and Blue Ray and Jersey Blueberry plants. Seedlings available are: Allegheny Chinquapin, American chestnut, Chinese chestnut, Redbud, White Pine, Scotch pine and Norway spruce.
Quantities are limited and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Please see attached PDF for the order form. Order deadline is March 16, 2018 and pick up will be Wednesday & Thursday, April 4 & 5, 2018 at the locations designated on the order forms. There will be a pick up location in each county.View PDF