Contests

2018-2019 Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s Contest Topics:

Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper

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

Found Art may be mailed or hand delivered no later than: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4 p.m. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/found-junk-art/

Poster

Posters may be mailed or hand delivered no later than: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4 p.m. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/poster-contest/

Essay

Essays may be mailed or hand delivered no later than: Thursday, December 6, 2018 by 4 p.m. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/essay-contest-2/

Land Judging

Competition is February 1, 2019 in Levy County Registration is due no later than January 10, 2019 http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/land-judging/

Conservation Trays

Entry forms are due by November 5, 2018 by 5 p.m. Trays are to be delivered February 13, 2019, 2:30-6 p.m. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/conservation-landscape-tray/

Envirothon

Competition is April 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. Location: TBA Registration are due no later than: March 14, 2019 TOPIC: Agriculture & the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World http://marionsoilandwater.com/contests/envirothon/

Public Speaking

Manuscripts are due no later than: March 7, 2019 by 4 p.m. Manuscripts may be mailed or hand delivered. Oral Presentations will be held on March 14, 2019 at Green Clover Hall, Time: TBA. http://marionsoilandwater.com/contact/public-speaking-contest/

Awards

All prizes and awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony, TBA.

***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. 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. Earth Team Volunteer of the Year awarded to any volunteer who accumulates the most volunteer hours this year. NRCS, MSWCD Board Members, MSWCD Associates, and MSWCD staff are exempt from winning. We are looking forward to another GREAT contest year! MSWCD is proud to partner with the Public Education Foundation of Marion County (PEFMC) to offer graduating seniors an opportunity at a $1,000 scholarship. Please visit https://pefmc.org/ for more information.     NOTE:  Some information is in Adobe® pdf.  You need to have Adobe Reader installed to view the materials.