top of page

speech and poster contests

Why Participate?


Designing a poster and researching the theme can give you a voice in your community on important conservation issues. Posters capture people’s attention and tell important stories in a language that everyone can understand. They inspire, increase awareness, and encourage us to work together to protect our natural resources for present and future generations.

For more than 50 years, the National Association of Soil Conservation Districts (NACD) have sponsored a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Each year, Idaho's conservation districts participate in a Poster and Speech contest, utilizing the current NACD theme.  Winning entries will be selected by your local conservation district and sent to the division and state levels for judging. 


Rules & Application Form

For Students in grades 9-12
Speech Contests - October 24
, 2023
For all 5th & 6th grade students
Minidoka Posters Due:  October 2023
Cassia Posters Due:  October 2023

2023 Rules coming soon.

The theme for the 2023

Poster and Speech Contests:

"One Water"

2023 One-Water-2023-Logo.webp

Previous Themes

The theme for the 2022

Poster and Speech Contest:

"Healthy Soil, Healthy Life"

2022 poster theme HealthyLogo_color_5x5-1.webp

The theme for the 2021

Poster and Speech Contest:

"Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities"


2020 CONSERVation Theme:

2020 Stewardship BEE logo.png

2018 CONSERVation Theme:

2019 CONSERVation Theme:

2016 Conservation THEME:

2015 Conservation THEME:

2017 Conservation Theme:

Some information for this page and the photos above taken from

bottom of page