K-6 Poster Contest


  2011 Winning Poster, Grades 4-6  The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides K - 6 students with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues through art. Poster theme follows the annual stewardship theme of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). The contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations.
The contest is co-sponsored by the NACD and the NACD Auxiliary.

If you would like more information about the poster contest and how to get your students involved in 2015, call Rebecca Jacobs at 596-2040 or email rebecca@knox-lincoln.org.

To register your class online, click HERE.

2015 Poster Theme Announced: Local Heroes- Hardworking Pollinators


  • About 75% of all flowering plant species need the help of animals to move their heavy pollen grains from plant to plant for fertilization.
  • About 1,000 of all pollinators are vertebrates such as birds, bats, and small mammals.
  • Most pollinators (about 200,000 species) are beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, and bees.
  • Bees can fly at about 7 miles per hour and have to beat their wings 190 times per second to do it!

Register your class for a learning session - Click HERE for online registration!

Rebecca Jacobs, Knox-Lincoln SWCD Education Coordinator, will visit your classroom and guide your students through a learning session about pollinators and how to make a sucessful poster. In addition, all teachers will receive additional handouts for follow-up lessons.

Learning sessions will be offered from Nov 17, 2014 through Jan 23, 2015 on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 9am and 1pm. Click HERE to register for a learning session.

Posters are due at District office on Friday, Feb 6, 2015.

Posters will be evaluated on Feb 11, 2015 by a team of local volunteers using the following criteria:

  • Conservation message (50 percent)
  • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
  • Originality (10 percent)
  • Universal appeal (10 percent)

Local winners will be judged at the state level; state winners will be eligible for the NACD National Poster Contest and prizes. 


Congratulations to national winners of 2013 poster contest, "Where does your water shed?"

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to congratulate two Knox County students who were recognized as national winners in the 2013 National Conservation Poster Contest, “Where Does Your Water Shed?” Liam Callanan, Appleton Village School (left), and Elizabeth Flanagan, Friendship Village School (right), each received a certificate from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) for winning an honorable mention in the Grades K-1 and Grades 5-6 divisions, respectively.


 Liam Callanan, Appleton Village School & Elizabeth Flanagan, Friendship Village School with winning posters

Congratulations to the 2014 Poster Contest Wnners!

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce – and congratulate – the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. Rebecca Jacobs, KLSWCD education coordinator, presented a lesson on this year’s theme, Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil, to more than 650 K-6th grade students in 10 schools throughout Knox and Lincoln counties.

We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm, knowledge, and support of this year’s judges (l to r): Barry Tibbetts, KLSWCD Associate Supervisor; Sharon Chadwick, KLSWCD Supervisor; Mary Thompson, USDA-NRCS; Mary Thompson, USDA-NRCS; and David Marceau from Gartley and Dorsky Engineering. They evaluated 550 posters on content, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal to select the winning entries.

Scroll down to see a slideshow of all winning posters.


The following three winners each received a $40 gift certificate to the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Plant Sale on May 3 & 4 and will go on to be judged at the state level:

The judges also selected a winning poster from each classroom that submitted entries:

Appleton Village: Oona Stewart (2nd), Lucas Wyman (3rd)
Bristol Consolidated:
Celia Brinkler (2nd)
Gilford Butler Elementary:
Estelle Chase (K), Bailey Breen (1st), Lyla Brooks (1st), Mariah Watkinson (2nd)
Great Salt Bay:
Mica Houghton (2nd)
Hope Elementary:
Leona Bournival (K), Rose Tohanczyn (1st), Dominic Robert (2nd), Lilly Curtis (3rd), Elijah Stone (4th), Kaitlin Heintzman (5th)
Lura Libby Elementary:
Leia Schultz (K), Lyla Schultz (K), Audrey Colby (1st), Camila Perez (1st), Hunter Shook (2nd), Justin Groth (2nd), Jason LeClerc (3rd), Conrad Burke (4th), Catriona Burnett (4th)
South School:
Asia Libby (3rd), Logan Brazier (3rd), Cassidy Novicka (3rd), Cadence Lamkins (4th)
Union Elementary
: Karis Burns (K), Mia Flagg  (1st), Finian Kelly (2nd), Aleah Serbey (3rd), Grace Weston (4th), Lily Cook (5th), Kyle Weinand (5th), Kara Pease (6th)

Honorable mentions were awarded to:

Cameron Jensen, Roisin Hookins, Gavin Clark, Jacob Billings, Michael Simmons, Korinn Wellman, Michael Frost, Jasmine Vosburgh, Madison Pascal, Fay Groth, Elizabeth Barstow, Opal Butler, Leah Jones, Grace Wesbrock, Zola Roberts, Sophia Ryan, Alma Bournival, Maddox McMahan, Natalie Tolman, Colby Bennett, Victoria Edwards


For more information about the poster contest and how to get your students involved, call Rebecca Jacobs at 596-2040 or email rebecca@knox-lincoln.org.