TAVARES – The Lake Soil and Water Conservation District is asking local students to submit entries for its annual poster and speech contests. This year's poster theme and speech topic is “Where does your water shed?”
Open to grades K-12, the poster contest gives participants the opportunity to tell visual stories that illustrate the importance of conserving water and natural resources. Posters will be judged based on the conservation message, originality, visual effectiveness and universal appeal.
The speech contest, open to grades 6-12, is designed to develop leadership and stimulate interest in the conservation of natural resources. Speeches will be judged based on content, composition, delivery and time.
The submission deadline for all entries is Monday, Oct. 29, before 5 p.m. Entries can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or delivered to the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, where winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 29.
For more information about the poster and speech contests, call the Lake Soil and Water Conservation District at 352-253-1646 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/lswcd.