The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) sponsors an annual poster contest for area 5th and 6th graders. This contest is held in the spring of each year as part of the District’s annual Environmental Awareness Days event. The contest provides sixth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of the conservation Districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual National Association of Conservation Districts’ Stewardship theme.
Each year, the poster contest starts at the District level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding District contests should contact the Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District. District winners advance to the division level which includes Lewis, Latah, Clearwater, Idaho and Nez Perce counties. The Division winner progresses to the Idaho state level competition, which is sponsored by the Idaho Association of Conservation Districts in November of each year. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the National Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting.