2024 Poster Contest Theme: “MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU ALWAYS”

The Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors the local National Association of Conservation Districts poster contest, in which all students (K-12) are invited to participate regardless of public, private or home-school institution. Grade divisions are: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.

The 2024 theme celebrates resilient forests, which are indispensable in fostering a sustainable world. The phrase “May the Forest Be with You, Always” signifies our commitment to responsible forest stewardship, emphasizing their enduring strength and adaptability. Click here for more information: Contests – NACD (

The NACD Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade a chance to have their art displayed nationally. Winning posters reflect the annual NACD Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their associations in protecting and enhancing natural resources. The contest starts locally, advances to state levels, then national. National winners receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.

To Participate

  • We provide the poster boards for this contest. Please contact us to reserve your materials
  • Research the topic and poster guidelines: May The Forest Be With You Education and Lesson Plans Guide (free)
  • Have the student create their own unique poster
  • Fill out entry form and attach it to the back of your poster
  • Drop off completed poster and signed entry form to our office – all entries will be due by September 27, 2024.
  • Local winners will be announced by October 7, 2024.

Congratulations to our 2020 Poster Contest Winner!

Kindergarten – 1st grade: Charlie Hopkins, Laurel Elementary, Ms. Stafford

Drawing of a bee and flowers