DO YOU HAVE ANY Artist or Photographers in class? GA Association of Conservation Districts is now accepting submissions for Poster and Photo Contest Submission deadline is May 31, 2019 February 21, 2019: The annual Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of Conservation Districts to protect and enhance natural resources. The GACD Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers who reside in Georgia. Contestants are allowed to enter as many as five photos each year that each fit into one of the following four categories: Conservation Practices, Close-up Conservation, Conservation in Action, Agriculture and Conservation Across Georgia. One winner will be selected for each category and age division (adults are ages 19 and older). Both contests start at the local District level; winners advance to the state competition, and then to the national level, where winners receive recognition and a cash prize at the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) Annual Meeting. All state winners will receive recognition and a cash prize at GACD’s Annual Meeting. State level winning photos will be on display at the State USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Athens, GA and used in future publications. Posters and photos are due by May 31, 2019. If you are interested in participating, visit www.gacd.us/education or contact your local Conservation District. Katie Sponberger Executive Director Georgia Association of Conservation Districts PO Box 1134, Ringgold, GA 30736 [log in to unmask] 770-547-5981 GACD Website <https://bit.ly/2OE0Apk> [image: Image result for small facebook icon] <https://www.facebook.com/GACDConserve/> -- Chris Corzine Central Region Agricultural Education Director Georgia Department of Education PO Box 4060 1005 State University Dr. Ft. Valley, GA 31030 <[log in to unmask]> Office-478-822-7385 "Making Agricultural Education Work for All Georgians"