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'Healthy Soil, Healthy Life' poster, speech contest deadlines extended to May 20

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The Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District holds at least two poster contests annually, including one that is held in conjunction with the National Association of Conservation Districts. This year's NACD contest theme is "Healthy Soil, Healthy Life" and all entries are due Friday, May 20.


(NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect extended deadline date.)

  • Scroll to the links below to download the HSWCD Poster Contest Overview, the Poster Contest Rules and Judging Criteria and the Poster Contest Entry Form, which MUST be attached to the back of each entry. (Also below are images of the poster contest package.)
  • Scroll to the link below to download information about the HSWCD Speech Contest. Like the poster contest, the deadline is May 20 and the theme is: Healthy Soil, Healthy Life. (Also below is an image of the speech contest flyer.)

The poster contest is open to applicants in both the junior grades division (K-1, 2-3 and 4-6) and the senior grades division (7-9 and 10-12). Cash awards are given for first- second and third-place finishers in each grades level. Honorable Mention awards are given as well and all participants receive a certificate that showcases an image of their entry.


Each contest entry earns its creator a free ticket to the 2022 Hillsborough County Fair, scheduled for Nov. 3-13 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover, where all posters are set for display. Winning poster entries advance to the next level of competition, starting with area and then state. The national competition is sponsored by NACD.

2022 HSWCD Speech Entry Form and Release.pdf2022 HSWCD Speech Contest Overview.pdf2022 HSWCD Poster Entry Form and Release.pdf2022 HSWCD Poster Rules and Criteria.pdf2022 HSWCD Poster Contest Overview.pdf
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