Contests

2017-2018 Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s contests topic:

Watersheds...Our Water, Our Home

Please visit the National Association of Conservation District’s website www.nacdnet.org for resource links and activities. Please contact Ann Bishop at ann.bishop@fl.nacdnet.net or (352) 414-7808. In addition, please review the links below for contest entry forms, rules and submission dates.

Found Art

DEADLINE: Deliver posters to MSWCD 2241 NE 3rd St., Suite 202-4 Ocala, FL 34470 by Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m. PLEASE CALL BEFORE DELIVERY. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/found-junk-art/

Poster

DEADLINE: Deliver posters to MSWCD 2241 NE 3rd St., Suite 202-4 Ocala, FL 34470 by Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m. PLEASE CALL BEFORE DELIVERY. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/poster-contest/

Essay

Essays may be mailed or hand delivered no later than: Friday, December 8, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. PLEASE CALL BEFORE DELIVERY Marion Soil and Water Conservation District 2241 NE 3rd St., Suite 204-2 Ocala, FL 34470 http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/essay-contest-2/

Land Judging-TBA (January)

http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/land-judging/

Conservation Trays

Entry forms are due by December 1, 2017 by 6 p.m. Trays are to be delivered February 14, 2018, 2:30-6 p.m. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/conservation-landscape-tray/

Envirothon-TBA (March)

http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/envirothon/

Public Speaking

Manuscripts are due no later than: March 23, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. Manuscripts may be mailed or hand delivered. Oral presentations will be held on April 5, 2018 at Green Clover Hall, 6 p.m. PLEASE CALL BEFORE DELIVERY Marion Soil and Water Conservation District 2241 NE 3rd St., Suite 204-2 Ocala, FL 34470 http://marionsoilandwater.com/contact/public-speaking-contest/ All prizes and awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on May 2018.

***PLEASE NOTE***

The MSWCD is proud to announce new monetary gifts awards: Youth Conservationist of the Year awarded to any Marion County student, who accumulates the most participation points for competing in our contests and volunteering at our events. More points will be given to a student who wins a contest overall than just participating in one. $100 Enviromental Educator of the Year awarded to any Marion County teacher, who accumulates the most student participation in our contests, for which their students can participate in, as well as, having the most students volunteer at our events. Teachers who have a student win an overall event will receive more points to their overall score. NEW PRIZES: GRADE SCHOOL EDUCATOR: $1,000, MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATOR: $1,000, HIGH SCHOOL: $1,000. Earth Team Volunteer of the Year awarded to any volunteer who accumulates the most volunteer hours this year. NRCS, MSWCD Board Members and MSWCD Associates are exempt from winning. We are looking forward to another GREAT contest year! NOTE:  Some information is in Adobe® pdf.  You need to have Adobe Reader installed to view the materials.