NACD Poster Contest

The Annual NACD Poster Contest provides students the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. The contest starts at the district or county level in the late summer; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting in February.

  • Any media may be used, including paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials on a Legal Size Paper (8.5x14) or Letter Size Paper (8.5 x11)

  • All posters must be created by an individual student, rather than a team of students. Entry must be contestant's original creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works. 

Note: For grades 7-12 digital posters are acceptable only in 8.5in x 11in (portrait or landscape), however, digital posters must be original art and shall not include any copyrighted, trademarked or branded marks, images or phrases besides the NACD themed logo, if desired.

When do I have to submit posters?

2022 Local Poster Contests are completed. Posters have been submitted to Missaukee Conservation District to determine who wins at state level for each grade and what poster moves on to Nationals. 

At a state level contest prizes in each category will get a prize in the form of a gift card to a locally found store decided by the local conservation district.  


1st place = $40 

2nd place= $25 

3rd place = $10


The first place posters will go on to compete against posters from around the country. The top three posters in each (school grade) category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes sponsored by the NACD Auxiliary. 


First place = $200

Second place = $150 

Third place = $100. 

​​​Next year's poster theme is "One Water" we'll put the call out in the late summer to do presentation  and get students started on this project. Our outreach coordinator can be scheduled for presentations to your students to support this contestCall our office at 231.839.7193 or email sara.huetteman@macd.org