A Sussex County, Delaware middle school student’s work of art is heading to a national competition.
Dorothy McCormick from McCarville Academy entered the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts’ annual poster contest, which featured the theme, “We All Need Trees.”
Dorothy not only won for the county in her age group, but was also entered in the annual national conservation poster contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts Ladies Auxiliary.
Posters were judged on how well they convey the conservation theme, along with use of color, attention to detail, an easy-to-understand conservation message, originality and creativity.
The poster contest gives students an opportunity to convey their artistic impressions about soil, water and related natural resources. The contest follows the annual Soil and Water Stewardship Week theme as sponsored by the NACD. The 2016 theme about trees encouraged people to remember the importance of trees to our environment and health.
First, second and third place contest winners in each grade category received a gift card valued at $50, $25 and $15 respectively, from their local Conservation District office. The first-place state winners received $50 from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts.
National winners will be announced Jan. 29 at the NACD’s conference in Denver, Colorado.