Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats Conservation Poster Contest 2010
What is a habitat? Name some habitats:
ADD PICTURES FROM YOUR COMMUNITY • Examples: • Animals, parks, schools, etc.
2010 Categories • Grades K-1 • Grades 2-3 • Grades 4-6 • Grades 7-9 • Grades 10-12
Design your posters using some of these ideas: Habitat around your home Habitat at your school Habitat in your community Pollinators importance to habitats Discuss and share your information with others!
For More Information: Contact you Local Conservation District or Contact Jenny Jasper with KACD Conservation Education And Youth Committee at 913-294-3751 EXT 101
What makes a good Poster? • Attracts attention • Is simple and clear • Uses colors and white space to get and hold attention • Letters are large enough to be easily read
When forming ideas for your poster • Research the topic of the theme • Brainstorm ideas and make a list • Use the theme as your title Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats
Tips to remember • Poster MUST be on 12 X 18 Paper with no Identification on the Front! • Don’t use too many words • Use a combination of illustrations and words • Be as neat as you can • Blend colors when using crayons or colored pencils • Depending on design leave white space on the poster • Make sure the poster is balanced
Tips to remember Choose colors carefully. Note the following general guidelines: • - Black tends to be more formal, neat, rich, strong • - Blue is cool, melancholy • - Purple is considered royal, rich • - Yellow tends to be warm, light, or ripe • - Green is fresh, young, or growing • - White means clean, and neat • -Redattracts the eye, is high energy • - Orange attracts the eye
Tips to remember • Don't try to include too many ideas or activities on your poster. • A single message, clearly illustrated, is more effective
Things you shouldnot do • Cover poster with lamination or other clear covering (Clear covering is OK if chalk type materials or soil paint) • Use staples, tacks, or tape • Use fluorescent posters • Create a poster that is all words or a poster that is all pictures
Steps to follow when making a poster • Decide on information to include on the poster • Research the theme topic • Sketch out your idea • Mark guidelines for lettering (lightly) • Clean up the poster so it is neat. Erase any guidelines that are showing.
Steps to follow when making a poster • Turn poster in on time for judging. State entries are due no later than Oct. 19th, 2010. • Attach poster entry form to the bottom left hand corner of entry. • Entry must be contestant's original, hand done creation and may not be traced from photographs or other artists' published works.
Steps to follow when making a poster • Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials). • Poster size must be 12” X 18”, must be horizontal.
What your poster will be judged on • Conservation Theme—30 percent • Clarity of Message—30 percent • Originality and Public Interest—20 percent • Neatness and Appearance—20 percent. National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) www.nacdnet.org
“The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.” Aldo Leopold
Visit www.nacdnet.org Stewardship & Education For additional information on NACD Education Material on Habitat, Soil and Water Teachers guide Student booklets and more………………………..
Speech 2009 Theme Water is Life • November 23rd, 2009 • Open to Grades 9-12 • Entrant must reside in Kansas • All 1st place winners from previous state contest are ineligible. • Only one contestant per Area is allowed. 2010 Theme DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil.
Essay • Open to Grades 5-8 • Shall not exceed 500 words, double spaced, typed on 8 ½ X 11 paper. • Will Be judged accordingly • Conservation Theme – 30 % • Clarity of Message – 30% • Originality and Public Interest – 20 % • Neatness and Appearance – 20% • Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the last page of essay. No identification should be on the front of essay.
Limerick • Open to Grades 3-8 • Must have Name or Title. • Must be on 12” X 18” paper horizontally. • In the limerick, the basic unit (called a foot) contains three syllables, with heavy accent or beat on the third syllable: ta-ta-TUM. Three such units (or feet) are in the first, second, and fifth lines; two in the third and fourth lines. The heavy beat or accent must always fall on a syllable, which can properly be accented. • Will Be judged accordingly • Conservation Theme – 30 % • Clarity of Message – 30% • Originality and Public Interest – 20 % • Neatness and Appearance – 20% • Attach label to the bottom left hand corner on the back of the limerick. No identification should be on the front of essay.
For Rules visit www.kacdnet.org Click on Committees and then Click Education and Youth Committee.