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Pollinator Youth Poster Contest

Bats are the Focal Pollinator for 2022-2023

The purpose of the Pollinator Youth Poster Award is to promote the welfare of pollinators, our environment and educate Garden Club members, the next generation and the public.

The Garden Club Pollinator Chairman or President is asked to promote the Poster Contest; to receive, judge, and send the First Place per grade level posters to their District Director. Deadline to District Director for Judging - January 1st, 2023.

Deadline to State Pollinator Chairman, Mary Lou Paulson - February 1,2023.

To encourage the appreciation of pollinators, there is a cash award for the best pollinator poster in each grade K-12. Computer posters accepted and judged seperately. 

     1. Poster size 8 1/2" x 11". Do not fold or use glitter.

     2. Include on back of poster: Name, Grade, School, Home Address,  Sponsoring Garden Club and address, and District. 

Posters will be judged using the following criteria:

Art:  Colorful, effective use of space on paper, creativity

Knowledge: Appropriate anatomy, applicable habitat, demonstrates pollinator's importance

Youth Contests


Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

First through fifth grade students are invited to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.


The Grand Prize National Poster Winner will win a free round-trip airfare and accommodations for four to Washington, DC. $50 will also be awarded to the First Place National Winners from each grade level sponsored by National Garden Clubs. 


Click HERE to learn more.

Creative Writing & Poetry Contests

2020-2021 Theme "Exploring Backyard Mysteries"

Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. National Garden Clubs's Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. Be imaginative and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet!

Chairman Joyce Johnson

Deadline: December 1st

Click here for contest eligibility and contest rules.

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