Freehold Conservation District conducting poster contest

"The Living Soil" is the theme of the 2004 Conservation Poster and Bumper Sticker Contests. Without soil nothing lives. Healthy soils support healthy environments and healthy environments support healthy life. It is wise to promote the conservation, management and care of soil.

The Poster and Bumper Sticker contests are open to students from Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Both contests are divided into four divisions: Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Freehold Soil Conservation District local prizes include $100, $75 and $50 United States savings bonds. All first place winning local entries are submitted for State-level competition; State level prizes include $200, $100 and $50 United States savings bonds.

A grand champion for the Bumper Sticker Contest will be selected at the state level and that bumper sticker will be produced and distributed statewide.

Teachers of students who win first place at the state level will receive a $100 stipend to purchase conservation or science related materials for their classroom. State-level winners are honored at a special ceremony to be held in Trenton in May.

Contest entry forms are available by calling the Freehold SCD office at 732-446-2300, ext 25 or by email at info@freeholdscd.org. Please provide your name, address and ZIP code along with your request.

The contest entry deadline is April 14, 2004.