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2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

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Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455

Contests


CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION

Soil and water are recognized as our basic natural resources.  The way we manage these and their products--plants and animals--is important in determining our present and future welfare.

How well we manage our resources does not depend entirely on land owners and operators; we all have a share in conservation. 

Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) understands that without the adequate knowledge, these natural resources may quickly diminish.  


ANNUAL CONTESTS: 
MSWCD Education Contests are offered to students attending school in Mecklenburg County. View the 2022-2023 Contest Handbook when you click here.


Contest Procedure:

Contests will be conducted on the District, Area and State levels.  District 1st Place Winners will be eligible
to enter the Area contest, and the Area 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the State contest. 

Contest Themes:
A set of five themes have been selected by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Education Committee and adopted by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
The themes rotate on a yearly basis.  

Approved theme and rotation schedule is as follows:
        2022-2023          Water . . . the Cycle of Life
        2023-2024          The Living Soil
        2024-2025          Wetlands are Wonderful
        2025-2026          We All Live in a Watershed
        2026-2027          Soil and Water . . .  Yours for Life


Contest Deadline for 2022-2023:  February 15, 2023


NEW Approved Eligibility beginning 2022-2023 

Contest Eligibility:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Separate contests for each grade.
Design-a-Bookmark: Grades 1, 2, 3  *This is a local contest only.
Poster: Grades 3, 4, 5

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Separate contests for each grade.
Essay: Grades 6, 7, 8
Speech: Grades 6, 7, 8

HIGH SCHOOL - Combines Contests
Essay: Grades 9-12
Speech: Grades 9-12

The Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The event will take place at the LUESA Building located at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 in the Pine & Fraser Fir Rooms (4th floor).



Contest Winners: 2021-2022 Lists

Level 1 - Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Contest Winners List

Level 2 - Area VIII Contest Winners List

Level 3 - State Contest Winners List





 

 



 

 
 





 

 

 

 

Address

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Contact

Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455