Geary County Conservation District Essay Contest

Geary County Conservation District Essay Contest

 ESSAY CONTEST           

 RULES:

  1. OPEN TO: All students, Grades 5 through 8, in Geary County schools.

THEME:  The theme for the Essay Contest is “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home”.  It is important to understand the importance of watersheds in safe and healthy environments.

  1. REQUIREMENTS:
  2. The essay must use the title, “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home”.
  3. The essay shall not be more than five hundred (500) words and must be double-spaced and typed on 81/2 by 11-inch paper.
  4. Only one essay per student. The essay must be the students own work & be done under a teacher’s or other adult’s supervision.
  5. IDENTIFICATION: Must be identified by a page attached to the bottom left hand corner on back of the last sheet, with:

Student’s full name, Age, Grade, Full name and address of parents, School and Teacher.

DEADLINE: All entries are due December 30, 2016.   The essays must be delivered to the Geary County Conservation District office at 135 E. 8th Street, Junction City.

All entries become the property of the conservation district to be used as they so desire.

Winners will be presented awards at the Geary County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting on January 25, 2018. Winners will be notified beforehand.

Grades 5 through 8 will be judged together.

JUDGING GUIDELINES:

Conservation Message …………………..50%

Why is this resource important?

How can we use this resource without destroying it?

Visual Effectiveness……………………30%

Can the reader understand what you are trying to say?

Originality ………….…..…..…..…..…..10%

Use your own ideas in a way that catches one’s interest.

Universal Appeal…..…..………………10%

Check spelling & grammar.

Essay Contest Flyer

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