The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts hosts annual speech, essay and poster contests for youth across the state. Contact your area conservation district for more details and deadlines for your area youth contests. Find contact information for your area district here. Download contest forms below.
Sponsor the Contest The Conservation Youth Contest promotes education of conservation and natural resources stewardship, while celebrating excellence among outstanding students. Download a sponsorship packet here.
Poster Contest The annual poster contest provides kindergarten through 12th-grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The contest follows the annual Stewardship Week theme of the National Association of Conservation Districts. The 2017 Stewardship Week theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full of Life." Submit your entry to your area conservation district.
Essay Contest The annual essay contest is open to students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Essays must be between 300-500 words in length and incorporate the annual Stewardship Week theme (see poster contest rules above.)
Speeches must be four to six minutes in length and focus on any current subject that deals with topics such as soil, water, air, rural water, wildlife, forestry, aquaculture, conservation, recreation, recycling, energy, environmental issues, agronomy, etc. Area speech contests will be held during the Area Meetings. For more information, contact your area conservation district.