2019 Poster, Essay and Limerick Contest
"Life In the Soil: Dig Deeper"
Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it!
Soil is the foundation for many of the items we use in our daily life.
Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you.
Don’t treat your soil like dirt!
Contact the Douglas County Conservation District to help you care for your soil.
Douglas County Students are invited to display their knowledge and creativity through participation in the annual Douglas County Conservation District poster, speech, essay, and limerick contest. First, second, and third place awards will be given to county winners at the DCCD's annual meeting. First place in each judging category advances to the state level competition.
Rules for Poster Contest:
Grades K-12 are eligible to participate. Judging categories are K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. Poster paper 12" x 18", horizontal orientation should be used, and this year's theme "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper" should be included.
Rules for Essay Contest:
Grades 5-8 are eligible to participate. Essay should be typed on letter sized paper, 500 words or less and include why conservation is important.
Rules for Limerick Contest:
Grades 3-8 are eligible to participate. Limerick should reflect the conservation theme in the title and stanza lines. Must be attached or nicely handwritten on a 12" x 18 " poster paper, horizontal orientation.
Free educational materials are available on the NACD website:
One of 2017's winning posters:
A 2016 winning limerick: