We all live in a watershed—an area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, river, lake, estuary, wetland, aquifer, or even the ocean. Within a watershed, all the rain, hail, sleet, or snow that falls eventually flows to the same water body. The water may travel over land as surface water or underground as groundwater. Many small watersheds make up larger watersheds. The water moves from river to river until it eventually makes its way to the ocean.
Homes, businesses, cities, towns, roads, farms, and forests lie within watersheds. Watersheds are affected by people; when we pollute, we damage the watershed and reduce water quality. When we conserve water, prevent pollution, and take actions to clean up our waterways, we improve the watershed and water quality. Do you know where water sheds, or goes, in your community?
We invite Richland County K-12 students to create a poster titled “Where Does Your Water Shed?” The poster should tell the story of our watersheds and should impart a conservation message.
- The 2013 theme “Where Does Your Water Shed?’ must be on the poster. Do not use any other title.
- Posters must be created by individual students rather than teams of students.
- Any media may be used to create a flat or 2-D effect: paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials. There is no “computer only” special category.
- Poster size must be between 8.5”x11” and 22”x28”.
- Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging.
- Conservation message (50%)
- Visual effectiveness (30%)
- Originality (10%)
- Universal appeal (10%)
- 1st place - $50
- 2nd place - $30
- 3rd place - $20
County winners will be eligible to compete in the state competition, and state winners will be eligible to compete in the NACD National Poster Contest. For more information, visit http://nacdnet.org/education/contests/.
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Submission: Complete the entry form included in this PDF file and attach it to the back of the poster. Package posters so they remain flat when sent for judging. Submit posters as hard copies to:
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 576-2080
Fax: (803) 576-2088
Web: Conservation District
Questions? Contact Chanda Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (803) 576-2080.