Poster Contest

Each year, the Cape Atlantic Conservation District, in cooperation with New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, sponsors an annual Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored to help promote a better understanding of the environmental issues in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  The National Conservation Poster Contest provides second through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. 

The District contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme and varies year to year.  Designing a poster and researching the theme can give you a voice in your community on important conservation issues. Good posters tell important stories to present and future generations, while capturing people's attention with a powerful graphic and share an inspiring message with your community.  In addition, it is a good way for teachers to meet New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science, Social Studies and Visual Arts.

All first place and second place winners are selected by the District, with the first place in each age category receiving a $50 gift card. Each second place winner will receive a $25 gift card.

First place winners on the District level are entered into the State competion where they are judged, with State winners moving onto the National competition.

Mail entries to:                                                                                   Contact District to arrange for
Cape Atlantic Conservation District                           OR                     pickup - Schools Only               
6260 Old Harding Highway                                                                 (606) 625-3144                                                                  
Mays Landing, NJ 08330             

The 2024 Poster Contest theme is “May The Forest Be With You Always”. The phrase carries a message of respect, appreciation, and harmony with nature, specifically highlighting the forest environment. It suggests that we should recognize the value of forests and the benefits they provide to us and for our future generations. Forests are vital ecosystems that support diverse plant and animal life. They provide clean air and water, give us food, fuel, and other forest products, as well as help combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. They offer recreational opportunities, serve as habitats for wildlife, and contribute to the overall well-being of the planet. By saying “May the forest be with you, always,” it’s a way of expressing a desire for people to be mindful of the forests and to maintain a strong connection with nature. It encourages us to protect and preserve these important natural resources so that they can continue to thrive and benefit us in the long run. You can find resources at your school or public library. Books and local newspapers are also great resources as well as the internet. Get guidance from your teacher or parents to find information on the internet about May The Forest Be With You Always. Educators and parents, find curriculum on this theme at,

2024 Poster Contest
District first place winners had their posters sent to Trenton to be judged on the state level. An awards ceremony was held in Trenton recognizing all state level poster contest winners.

The District congratulates all the local and state winners, and all those whose participated in the contest.  We look forward to your effort and creativity towards the 2024 contest.

All District winning posters can be found below.
2023 Winners
Grades 2-3
First Place
Tommy Rotondi
Grades 4-6
Second Place
Jean Garcia-Plaza
First Place
Amari Murray
Second Place
Brody Bailey
Grades 7-9
Second Place
Jorge Cruz
First Place
Liliana Pelaez
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
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Grades 10-12
First Place
Brady Moore
Second Place
Emily Coco

2024 Poster Contest Entry Form & Information