Belmont SWCD would like to promote the National Association Conservation District Annual Poster Contest in Belmont County. This contest is open to K-12. The 2017 Stewardship theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full of Life."

Contest Rules:

■ Any media be used-paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other material

■ Poster size must be between 8.5" x 11" and 22"x 28"

■ Posters to be packaged so they remain flat or can be dropped off at our office at 130 W Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

■ Posters done by an individual student

■ The 2017 Stewardship title "Healthy Soils Are Full of Life" must be on the poster

■ Signed NACD entry form (

The posters will be judged locally by the Belmont SWCD Board of Supervisors and the 1st place winner in each category (K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) will receive a $50 Cabela gift card and will be sent to State judging done in July 2017. After state judging, all winning posters will be submitted for National judging. At National, the top three posters in each category will receive monetary prizes. First place $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100. Posters will not be returned.

Deadline for entries is May 5, 2017 to Belmont SWCD at 130 W Main St. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. For questions or additional information, contact Belmont SWCD at 740-526-0027.