Education Programs - Education Contests

Districts logoThe NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annually administers a number of education contests at the district and area levels.  Area winners advance to state competitions.

School age contests are held for poster, essay, speech, computer designed poster, and computer designed slide shows.

Detailed information regarding the association's education contests (including rules and judging score sheets) is included in the annual Contest Handbook, posted in the highlights box to the right.

Students are encouraged to enter annual competitions at their local soil & water conservation district to compete for cash awards and recognition.

For more information on any of the education contests, contact your local soil and water conservation district, or Sandra Weitzel, division program coordinator (

Good luck!

2015 - 2016 Contests

Theme: We All Live In A Watershed

State Speech Contest - Friday, May 6, 2016 - Archdale Building's Ground Floor Hearing Room -  10:00 am

2015 - 2016 Contest Handbook

We All Live In A Watershed - Correlation to the NC Essential Standards

Watershed Resources

Enviroscape NPS Script

Adopt Your Watershed

North Carolina Watershed Map

Where the Water Goes


Sample press release for districts for state speech contest


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559