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Poster Contest


  • The Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest is open to Okeechobee County students (public, private or home educated) grades kindergarten through grade twelfth.
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: 4:00PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024

Contest Rules

  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper or other materials on regular posters).
  • Poster size must be between 8.5”x11” and 22”x28”.
  • Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when submitted to OSWCD.
  • All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
  • The words/theme: "May the Forest Be With You Always" must be included in the artwork.
  • Each entry must have a signed entry form affixed to back of poster to be eligible for judging.
  • Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, OSWCD encourages each student to do as much work as possible by him/herself Entries completed by students in their handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn and colored by adult assistance.

Poster Evaluations

  • Conservation message (50 percent)
  • Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
  • Originality (10 percent)
  • Universal appeal (10 percent)
  • Also taken into consideration, artwork on poster is that of participant (unless noted on entry form)

Prize Levels

  • Poster Grade Categories:  K-1st; 2nd-3rd; 4th-6th; 7th-9th; 10th-12th
  • 1st -$50; 2nd -$35; 3rd- $20 in each grade category
  • Winners at local level will advance to the Area IV contest, with a chance of advancing to the state contest. Local winner names will be announced on our Facebook page and in the Lake Okeechobee News.

Linked below are the complete list of rules and the entry form for 2024.

Poster Entry Form 2024.pdfPoster Flier & Rules 2024.pdf