• The Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest is open to Okeechobee County students (public, private or home educated) grades kindergarten through grade twelfth.
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: 4:00PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Contest Rules

  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials on regular posters).
  • Poster size must be between 8.5”x11” and 22”x28”.
  • Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when submitted to OSWCD.
  • All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
  • The theme:  should be incorporated in the artwork.
  • Each entry must have a signed entry form affixed to back of poster to be eligible for judging.
  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, OSWCD encourages each student to do as much work as possible by him/herself Entries completed by students in their handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored by adult assistance.

Poster Evaluations

  • Conservation message (50 percent)
  • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
  • Originality (10 percent)
  • Universal appeal (10 percent)
  • Also taken into consideration, artwork on poster is that of participant (unless noted on entry form)

Prize Levels

  • Poster Grade Categories:  K-1st; 2nd-3rd; 4th-6th; 7th-9th; 10th-12th
  • 1st -$50; 2nd -$35; 3rd- $20 in each grade category
  • Winners at local level will advance to the Area IV contest, with a chance of advancing to the state contest. Local winner names will be displayed at the Okeechobee County Fair.

Linked below is a PDF of the complete list of rules and the entry form for 2023.

Poster Flier & Rules 2023

Poster Entry Form 2023