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Public Notice

Soil and Water

5th Grade Poster Contest


Who: All 5th graders in Wilkes County

When: All posters are due to the classroom teachers on Friday, November 3rd.

What: Create a poster using the theme of Soil and Water. The title “The Living Soil”


Students will be graded on two separate standards for their poster:




Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to their ecosystem.


Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.

Parents are encouraged to talk with their child about the theme, concepts, and written handouts, but the poster idea and work is to be done by the student.

All work for the poster will be completed outside of class. In class, students will discuss the concepts and ideas that will assist in creating their poster. Teachers have given each student a packet with information on creating the poster and on ideas for the poster. Teachers also included a scoring rubric that the judges will go by to determine top winners.

  •   Specifications:
    • Posters must be the original work of the individual student.  Students should be made aware of copyright protection. 
    • Posters must be no larger than 24" X 36" inches.
    • Poster MUST have the correct title on them (i.e. the title on the poster should match the title of the theme used for the current year). “The Living Soil”
    • Pictures or other materials may be mounted on the posters, if mounted securely.  Only materials that are flat or create a two-dimensional effect may be used. Hand drawn pictures qualify for extra judging points.  Mounted materials cannot stick out more than 1/8 of an inch from the paper.
    • Any coloring materials available to students and suitable for poster work may be used.  

After all the posters are turned in, the best three posters will be picked from the school to compete in the District Contest. *The District will pick 1 school winner from the 3 posters submitted.*


Prizes: At the Awards Banquet held in March 2023 at 6:00 pm, the 1 school winner from each school will receive $25.00.

District Winners:  The 4th place winner will receive $25, 3rd place winner will receive $50, 2nd place will receive $100, and 1st place will receive $150 and represent Wilkes County in the Area II competition.  


Remember: Please no 3-D or wooden posters! Poster can be no higher than 1/8” off of page.


You can visit the district's website to learn more:



Judging Criteria:                                                                  Infractions:

  •     Conservation Message 50%                     *Copyright Violation     -5 points
  •     Visual Effectiveness 25%                          *Exceeding the size limit -5 points
  •     Universal Appeal 10%
  •     Originality 10%
  •     Hand-Drawn elements 5%


2023-2024 CB Eller Elementary Winners:
Jayce S.
Aspen W.
Easton C.