Winners To Receive Cash Awards

TRENTON, NJ– New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people.  The theme for this year’s poster is We All Need Trees.

Students may compete in the following categories:  Grade 2-3; Grade 4-6; Grade 7-9; and Grade 10-12.  First place winners in each category will receive $200; second-place $100; and third-place $50.

All first-place winners will be entered in the National Association of Conservation Districts poster contest.

The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts and the state’s 15 Soil Conservation Districts, which work to conserve and manage soil and water resources in the state.

To find your local Soil Conservation District, go to www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/conservdistricts.html.  All entries must be submitted through the local districts.

For more information and the entry form, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/conservationpostercontest.pdf.