Soil and Water Conservation

Johnston County, North Carolina

Contest Information

2022-2023 Conservation Education Contests

The Johnston Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring Conservation Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contests this year!

The theme for 2022-2023 is "Water...The Cycle of Life".

This is your opportunity to get creative and explore what our theme means to you and our County/State.

Who is eligible? Any public, private, charter or home-schooled Johnston County student. 

Poster Contest: 3rd-5th grades may participate in the poster contest. Deadline: Entries for poster contest are due to the District office no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Poster submissions may be dropped off Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 5pm and Friday, 7:30 to 4:30pm, before or on the due date at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC Hwy. 210, Suite B, Smithfield, NC 27577. See 2022-2023 Contest Handbook in link below on pages 10-14 for contest rules, scoring rubric, hints and tips on poster contest.

Essay Contest: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9-12th (9-12th grades compete together in a single competition) grade student may participate in the Essay Contest. Deadline: Entries for essay contest are due to the District office no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Essay submissions may be dropped off Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 5pm and on Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm, before or on the due date at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC Hwy. 210, Suite B, Smithfield, NC 27577. See 2022-2023 Contest Handbook in link below on pages 7-9 for contest rules, scoring rubric, hints and tips on essay contest.

Public Speaking Contest: 6th-8th; 9-12th (9-12th grades compete together in a single competition) grade students may participate in the Public Speaking Contest. Those who wish to compete in the public speaking contest are asked to reach out to Annette Adams no later than 5 pm on January 19, 2023. Students will speak before a panel of judges at a date and time to be determined at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Annette Adams can be reached at annette.adams@johnstonnc.com or 919-934-7156 ext. 3. See 2022-2023 Contest Handbook in link below pages 20-24 for contest rules, scoring rubric, hints and tips on public speaking contest.

Prizes for each contest: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in the County contest will receive a Certificate and monetary prize. The 1st place winner will be eligible for the Area IV contest. 

Click on the Contest Handbook below for rules, scoring rubric, hints and tips on each contest that Johnston Soil & Water is offering:

2022-2023_Contest_Handbook.pdf 

 

Correlations to NC Common Core Standards

Correlation for grades 3 to12

Correlation Water the Cycle of Life Grades 3-5

Correlation Water The Cycle of Life Grades 6-8

 

Study Resources for Poster, Essay and Public Speacking Contests

Water The Cycle of Life Study Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: December 28, 2022