The Irish Agricultural Science Teachers' Association have launched a new poster competition for students of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science. There are some great prizes on offer, for both the winning student and their school! Entrants are asked to produce an A3 poster detailing “How can we, as farmers, protect water quality & in-stream biodiversity?”. This is IASTA's second competition with an eye on biodiversity recognising water quality as key to many biodiversity issues. The competition is looking for interesting ideas from students on how we can safeguard surface and ground waters that run through and around our farms? Entries will be marked 75% on original written content and 25% on creative use of supporting graphics/images. Extra marks will be awarded for entrants who demonstrate practical solutions which are relevant to their own locality !
The closing date for receipt of entry is January 31st with the winners being announced in February in the Farmer's Journal. This competition is organised in association with Biodiversity Policy Unit at National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Coomhola Salmon Trust.