The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jun. 5, 2020

SWCD announces children’s poster contest

VW independent/submitted information

Calling local young artists in grades K through 12!  It’s time to break out the paint, crayon, colored pencils, charcoal, stickers, and paper for the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest.  

The contest is open to all Van Wert County students, and posters may not be traced from other artists’ work or from photographs. Each entry must have a completed form signed by the parent or guardian attached to the back of the poster. This form can be downloaded from the SWCD website at on the education page. The topic “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” must appear on the front of the poster. The deadline to turn in posters to the Van Wert SWCD is 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

Posters will be judged in the following grade divisions: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. First place entries from each division will receive a certificate from the Van Wert SWCD, and will also be submitted to the state SWCD poster contest, which will be held this summer. Posters selected from the state contest will be forwarded on to the national poster contest.  

Posters at this level will be judged on: Conservation message (50 percent); visual effectiveness (30 percent); originality (10 percent), and universal appeal (10 percent).

Additional information can be found at or by calling the SWCD Office at 419.238.9591.

POSTED: 02/12/20 at 9:04 am. FILED UNDER: News