Poster Contest


Watersheds, Our Water, and Our Home!

This year's theme is "Watersheds, Our Water, and Our Home". Water benefits each and every person. They provide us food, drink, building materials, and so much more.

  • Quick Watersheds, Our Water, and Our Home" Facts - Did you know:
  • 97% of water is salt water in oceans
  • 75% of freshwater is frozen in northern and southern polar ice caps
  •  Only 1% of water on the planet is suitable and available for human use
  • 75% of the human brain consists of water, so we are all literally “waterheads!!!”
  • A watershed is the land which “sheds water,” or drains, into a particular water body—in this case the North and South Rivers. The watershed is also an ecological system based on water, supporting all the life in that area.
  • Water that falls on the region (as rain, snow, etc.) drains downhill, so hills, ridges and other high points define the boundaries of a watershed. The water flows over the surface of the land and underground (an aquifer) that converge into streams and rivers. As you move downhill and this network of streams and rivers converge and progressively grow larger, eventually reaching the ocean.
  • Watersheds can be large or small. Every stream, tributary, or river has an associated watershed, and small watersheds join to become larger watersheds.
  • A watershed is defined as an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins,

Contest Information

Find all the resources and information you need on this year's contest sponsored by the North Platte Natural Resources District.

The deadline to enter is November 9, 2018!

Contest Rules

  1. Open to all Elementary students in Banner, Garden, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and southern Sioux Counties. Age categories are:
    • K-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-6
    • 7-8
    • 9-12
  2. Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials).
  3. Poster size must be between 8.5? x 11? and 22? x 28?.
  4. All posters must have the student’s full name, age, grade, and school attached to the back of the poster.
  5. All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
  6. Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, we encourage each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself.
  7. First-place winners in each age division will receive a prize and media recognition.
  8. Entries can be mailed in a large manila envelope to North Platte NRD, Poster Contest, P.O. Box 280, Scottsbluff, NE 69363 or dropped off at our office at 100547 Airport Road, Scottsbluff.
  9. Cash prizes will be given to first, second, and third places for each division.

Poster Evaluations

The posters will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Conservation message
  • Neatness
  • Visual effectiveness
  • Originality
  • Universal appeal
More Information

For more information, contact Dave Wolf at the NPNRD at 308-632-2749 or email him at 


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