NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has announced its annual Stewardship Poster Contest. The theme for the 2013 contest is "Where Does Your Water Shed?"

The contest is open to all third-grade public, private and home school students living in Tuscarawas County. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place award winners.

All posters must be received by May 17. For information, rules and poster guidelines, call 330-339-7976 or visit

It is the goal of the district to increase awareness about soil as a natural resource and to encourage students in developing a sense of ecological and community awareness.