Poster Contest


Healthy Soils Are Full Of Life!

This year's theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full Of Life". Soils benefit each and every person. They provide us food, shelter, building materials, and so much more.

Quick Soil Facts - Did you know:

  • There are 70,000 Different types of soil in the U.S.
  • There are more living organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on earth. 
  • Soil is a most precious resource, it is the foundation to our nation.
    • President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best: “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
  • 1,400,000 Earthworms that can be found in an acre of healthy cropland
  • 10 Percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions stored in soil
  • 15 Tons of dry soil per acre that pass through one earthworm each year

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 13, 2017!

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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