(352) 414-7808 Ann.Bishop@fl.nacdnet.net

2019-2020 Contests & Events

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

Contest & Events

Below is the information about the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District Contests & Events.

If you are unable to view or download the contest rules and entry forms, you can contact our office: (352) 414-7808, and we will gladly send you these forms.

In addition, volunteers are always needed, and hours can be counted towards community service requirements.
If you are interested, please contact us.

 

Poster Contest

Date: November 14

Topic: Where would we BEE without pollinators?
For more information visit: www.nacdnet.org

  • Any Marion County student K – 12th grade
  • Monetary prizes & ribbons given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in all 5 divisions: K – 1st; 2nd – 3rd; 4th – 6th; 7th – 9th; & 10th -12th
  • First place winners advance to regionals
Found “Junk” Art

Date: November 14

Topic: Pollinators

  • Any Marion County student K– 12th grade
  • Monetary prizes & ribbons given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in all 5 divisions: K – 1st; 2nd – 3rd; 4th – 6th; 7th – 9th; & 10th -12th
Essay Contest

Date: December 12

Topic: Where would we BEE without pollinators?

  • Any Marion County student 4th – 12th grade
  • Monetary prizes & ribbons given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in 2 divisions: 4th – 8th & 9th – 12th
Public Speaking Contest

Manuscripts Due: December 12
Date: January 18
Time: TBA
Location: Green Clover Hall

• Any Marion County student 6th – 12th grade
• Monetary prizes for all participants
• First place advances to regionals & receives a traveling stipend

Land Judging

Registration Due: January 3
Date: January 31

Contest will be held in conjunction with Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Soil & Water Conservation Districts and held in Gilchrist County.

  • Any Marion County 4-H & FFA members
  • Monetary prizes given for 1st & 2nd in both, 4-H & FFA
  • Ribbons given for 3rd in both, 4-H & FFA
  • First place in 4-H & FFA advances to state & receives a traveling or registration stipend
Conservation Landscape Trays

Entry Form Due: November 15
Date: February 21

Entry forms available at www.seyfair.com

  • Any Marion County 4-H and FFA members
  • Monetary prizes and ribbons given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division: junior, intermediate, senior, and group
  • For a minimal deposit, trays can be borrowed through our office; please call to arrange for this service: (352) 414-7808.

Important information regarding the trays:

  • Trays must be dropped off in the SEYF Rec Hall on February 19 between 2:30 PM to 6 PM.
  • Trays must be picked up on February 29 between 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • For a minimal deposit, trays can be borrowed through our office; please contact us to arrange for this service: (352) 414-7808.
Central Florida Regional Envirothon Contest

Registration Due: March 5
Date: March 26
Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
Location: TBA

The Central Florida Regional Envirothon is a hands-on, environmental, problem-solving competition for middle and high school students.

Topic: Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

  • Marion County students 6th – 12th grade
  • Awards given to top winning teams in each of the five divisions
  • Overall winning high school team advances to state
  • Overall winning team displays a traveling trophy at their school for a year

For more Information:

Grace Force Scholarship

2020 Deadline & Application on PEFMC’s Website: www.pefmc.org

Essay Topic: Where would we BEE without pollinators?

  • Any 12th grade Marion County student
  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Application available on the Public Education Foundation of Marion County
  • Visit website: www.pefmc.org
Awards Ceremony

Besides our winning contestants receiving awards for our annual contests, the Teacher(s), Volunteer and Youth Conservationist of the Year with all be given monetary awards and plaques.

Date and Location: TBA