Greene County Conservation District 22 West high Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5278 • Fax: 724-852-5341 • www.co.greene.pa.us/gccd
News Release County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall Communications Director 724-852-5210
Conservation District holding poster and coloring contest FOR RELEASE March 21, 2012
WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District is holding a poster contest that is open to all Greene County students K-8th enrolled in public, private and home schools. The District will also offer a coloring contest to any child that is Pre-K age and enrolled in preschool or lives in Greene County. Posters will be judged in four grade-based categories (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-8th). The top three entrants in each category will receive a cash prizes, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. The first-place poster from each category will advance to a statewide contest later this year.
The theme for this year's contest is, "Healthy Soils are Full of Life." Posters may be completed in school or at home, but must be the work of an individual student. Entries will be judged on their conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal. More information about this year’s theme, including free educational resources for students, teachers and parents may be found on the National Association of Conservation Districts’ website at www.nacdnet.org, or by contacting the Greene County Conservation District.
The coloring contest will feature Sammy Soil from USDA's "The Adventures of Sammy Soil" coloring book designed by Melanie Sanderson and adapted from the "Sammy Soil" story by Ernest H. Whitaker and Sandra L. Purdue. For a copy of the contest picture, please contact the District or download the coloring page online at www.co.greene.pa.us. The picture will also be available at preschools within the county. Winners of the coloring contest will receive a bike and helmet.
Entries should be submitted to the Greene County Conservation District at 22 West High Street Suite 204, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Posters must be received by Friday, April 21. For more information about the contest or complete rules, contact the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.
The Greene County Conservation District is hosting a coloring contest to any child that is Pre-K age and enrolled in preschool or lives in Greene County. The coloring contest will feature Sammy Soil from USDA’s "The Adventures of Sammy Soil" coloring book designed by Melanie Sanderson and adapted from the "Sammy Soil" story by Ernest H. Whitaker and Sandra L. Purdue.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370