In celebration of Soil Stewardship Week, the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Bond County Ag in the Classroom Program is now accepting entries for their 2014 Poster Contest. The special week runs from April 27 to May 4. Emily Hartman with the Conservation District told us more about the contest.
“Students at any school in the county or home school student can enter the contest,” Hartman told WGEL. “We have five different categories—kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, fourth through sixth, seventh through 9th and 10th through 12th. Students can enter a drawing, a painting, a coloring—any type of picture, but on the drawing itself, it needs to have the topic, ‘Dig Deeper, Mysteries of the Soil,’ and that title must be listed somewhere on the drawing. They can draw anything that has to do with soil and the life within it.”
Posters must be a minimum size of 8 ½ by 11 inches and a maximum size of a standard poster board. Entries may be submitted at the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District office on Harris Avenue by Wednesday, April 30.
Prizes will be awarded to countywide winners in each category. Winning posters will also be submitted to the statewide contest.