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2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

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Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455

Contests


CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION

Soil and water are recognized as our basic natural resources.  The way we manage these and their products--plants and animals--is important in determining our present and future welfare.

How well we manage our resources does not depend entirely on land owners and operators; we all have a share in conservation. 

Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District understands that without the adequate knowledge, these natural resources may quickly diminish.  

ANNUAL CONTESTS: 
The annual contests are offered to students that attend an elementary or middle school in Mecklenburg County.   The  audience for the annual contests is Grades 3-8.

Contest Procedure:
Contests will be conducted on the District, Area and State levels.  District 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the Area contests, and the Area 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the State contest. 

Contest Theme:
A set of five themes have been selected by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Education Committee and adopted by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  These themes rotate on a yearly basis.  

The approved theme and rotation schedule is as follows:
        2018-2019        The Living Soil
        2019-2020         Wetlands are Wonderful
        2020-2021         We All Live in a Watershed
        2021-2022         Soil & Water...Yours for Life
        2022-2023         Water...the Cycle of Life

Contest Eligibility:
Bookmark Contest - Grades K-3
Poster Contest - Grades 3, 4, 5, 6
Essay Contest - Grade 6
Public Speaking Contest - Grades 7 and 8

Contest Deadline:
Bookmark Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Poster Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Essay Contest - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Public Speaking Contest Friday, December 7, 2018 
 Competition - Saturday , December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  - Noon at 700 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202


Contest details and guidelines can be reviewed in our 2018-2019 "The Living Soil" Contest Handbook.

 

 



 

 
 





 

 

 

 

Address

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Contact

Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455