Geary County Conservation District Limerick Contest

Geary County Conservation District Limerick Contest

RULES:

  1. OPEN TO: All students, Grades 3 through 8, in Geary County schools.

THEME:  The theme for the Limerick Contest is Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home” It is important to understand how watersheds create healthy environments. .

  1. REQUIREMENTS:
  2. The limerick must use the title, “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home”.
  3. In the limerick, the basic unit (called a foot) contains three syllables, with heavy accent or beat on the third syllable: ta-ta-TUM.  Three such units (or feet) are in the first, second and fifth lines; two in the third and fourth lines.  The heavy beat or accent must always fall on a syllable, which can properly be accented.
  4. Only one limerick per student. The limerick must be the students own work & be done under a teacher’s or other adult’s supervision.
  5. IDENTIFICATION: Must be identified by a sheet attached to the bottom left hand corner on the back, with:  Student’s full name, Age, Grade, Full name and address of parents, School and Teacher.

DEADLINE: All entries are due December 30, 2017.   The limericks 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 3 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.

Limerick Flyer

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