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Endangered Species Poster


Endangered Species Awareness Poster

The North Carolina Zoo invites all North Carolina, K-12 grade students to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to increasing awareness of endangered species by participating in the Endangered Species Awareness Poster Contest.

WHAT IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

An endangered species is an animal or plant that is in danger of becoming extinct, meaning it would no longer be alive on our Earth. There are more than 1,000 animal species endangered worldwide. North Carolina alone has 28 endangered plant and animal species. There are many reasons why a species may become endangered, including habitat destruction, introduced species, disease, pollution, animal trade, population, and the list goes on. But remember, endangered means there is still time!

2018 Poster Contest Details

Who Can Enter?

Any North Carolina, grade K-12 student may enter.

Students will not need to apply through their schools this year, but will gladly accept schools to continue their participation and hold their own competition beforehand, if they would like. An endangered species teacher resource pack is available to support implementation in the classroom. This important teaching aid includes lesson activities across different curriculum, suitable web sites and resources, and entry details for the contest. You can contact schoolprograms@nczoo.org for a free teacher resource packet.

Poster Specifications

  •  Posters that are not of endangered or critically endangered species should not be submitted for judging. A great place to make sure the species you choose qualifies is: http://www.iucnredlist.org/search. You can use the filter to the left to help narrow down your results. Please make sure you get permission from your parents before using this website.
  • Students must design an 8½” x 11” poster containing a picture and a message about one endangered species. It should encourage people to care about endangered plants and animals and want to protect them. A very short simple message is best for a poster so that it is easy to see and sticks in people’s minds.
  • The poster may be designed on any kind of paper, including card stock. Students may be as creative as they wish. The poster may be in any medium including collage, free-hand drawing, paint, charcoal or pencil. Chalk, charcoal, and pastel must be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing and smudging. Photography, 3D designs and computer-generated images and text are excluded. Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted.
  • All posters should be backed with construction paper leaving a two-inch frame around the edges.
  • Only the original poster can be submitted into the competition, no photocopies.
  • Each poster should reflect the student’s own idea, reflecting the theme. The teacher may assist young children with writing down the message on their poster, but the message must be the child’s own thoughts and all artwork must be the child’s own work.
  • All posters will become the property of the NC Zoo once submitted.

Submitting Entries

Please complete an entry form and attach it to the back of the original artwork with a paperclip. Posters will not be returned. Take a photo or copy of your poster before submitting it.

Folded posters will not be accepted. Artwork should be rolled and shipped in a mailing tube or be packed and wrapped flat. Please read the poster contest rules carefully, as only posters that meet the contest rules will be considered. Send your posters to the following address:

Endangered Species Poster Competition
NC Zoo Education Division
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205

Deadline

Posters must be postmarked on or before December 15, 2017. Winners will be notified by email in February 2018.

Judging Procedure

The posters will be grouped in one of the following four grade categories:

  • Division 1 - Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
  • Division 2 - 3rd through 5th Grade
  • Division 3 - 6th through 8th Grade
  • Division 4 - 9th through 12th Grade

Posters will be judged by a committee of zoo staff and community representatives and based on the criteria listed below.

Judging Criteria

  1. Clear message conveyed by the text and artwork.
    • How significant or relevant is the poster in increasing understanding of an endangered species?
    • Does it communicate the message to a broad audience?
    • Did the artist use a catchy slogan or message?
  2. Creativity, originality and artistic quality.
    • Is the design creative and original?
    • Does the selected media enhance the presentation of the overall artistic quality?
  3. Visual clarity — easily read.
    • Visual use of space - Is the poster clearly and logically set out?
    • Is the text easy to read?
  4. Research
    • Clarity of information
    • Was the information accurate?

Winners

One winner will be chosen in each division. All winning entries will be combined to create the official North Carolina Zoo Endangered Species Awareness Poster.

Prizes include: The poster of all divisional winners created by our zoo’s design team, a family membership to the zoo for a year, a swag bag with some NC Zoo goodies, and a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork painted by one of our animal ambassadors.

For more information on the Endangered Species Poster Competition, Email or Phone 336.879.7718 or toll free 1.800.488.0444 ext. 7718

NC ZOO ENDANGERED SPECIES POSTERS



Printable 8 1/2 x 11 poster in PDF

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