The Walworth County Land Conservation Department along with the County Land Conservation Committee, sponsors a Conservation Poster Contest. This contest provides an opportunity for area youth to become more aware of conservation of our natural resources through artistic design. The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Contestants are grouped and judged based on their grade. (K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12)
This contest is one step in a journey to the national conservation poster competition. The County will award first, second and third place awards to students in each age category. First place winners from each age group will move forward to the Southeast Wisconsin Conservation Association “Area” competition which will be held in February 2019. Counties competing in the Southeast Area are Walworth, Washington and Ozaukee.
Winners from the Area competition will be forwarded to the statewide competition which is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association’s Annual Conference. Winners from the statewide competition will be forwarded to the national competition where entrants have a chance to win cash prizes.
The 2020 contest theme was “Where would we Bee without Pollinators?”. There are numerous resources available online that discuss the role of pollinators in our everyday life and the threats that they are facing.
This year’s Conservation Poster Contest resulted in a total of 42 participants from two schools- East Troy Middle School and Traver School in Lake Geneva. The winners of Walworth County contest are as follows:
1st Place: Madeline Daehn, Traver School
2nd Place: Madison Wojciuch, Traver School
3rd Place: Hailey Wojciuch, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Emma Larkin, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Yadira Castro, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Sophia Barrett, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Avery Acevedo, Traver School
1st Place: Michaela Courtway, Traver School
2nd Place: Gabriella Zavaleta, East Troy Middle School
3rd Place: Joselyn Vina, Traver Middle School
Honorable Mention: Isaac Ayala, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Daisy Mercado, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Eric Street, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Ashlin Nottestad, Traver School
Honorable Mention: Molly Anderson, Traver School
The first place winners from our contest were forwarded on to the Southeast Area Contest. There, Michaela Courtway earned first place for her poster. Her poster will then be forwarded on to the state competition at the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Annual Conference in Green Bay, WI March 4-6, 2020.
1st Place Madeline Daehn
2nd Place Madison Wojcjuch
3rd Place Hailey Wojcjuch
Honorable Mention Avery Acevedo
Honorable Mention Emma Larkin
Honorable Mention Sophia Barrett
Honorable Mention Yadira Castro
1st Place Michaela Courtway
2nd Place Gabriella Zavelta
3rd Place Joselyn Vina
Honorable Mention Ashlin Nottestad
Honorable Mention Daisy Mercado
Honorable Mention Eric Street
Honorable Mention Isaac Ayala
Honorable Mention Molly Anderson
2019 Contest- Life is in the Soil
The theme for 2019 was "Life in the Soil". There were a total of 28 participants from two schools, Traver Elementary School is Lake Geneva and Lakeland School of Walworth County. Participants were from the grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 age groups.
1st Place Grades 4-6 Hailey Wojciuch
2nd Place Grades 4-6 Yadira Castro
3rd Place Grades 4-6 Madison Wojciuch
1st Place Grad 7-9 Michaela Courtway
2nd Place Grades 7-9 Tyler O'Brien
3rd Place Grades 7-9 Ashley Seidell
2018 Contest - Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home
The theme for 2018 was "Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home". There were a total of 24 participants all from Traver Elementary School in Lake Geneva. There were 10 participants in the grade 4-6 category and 14 in the grade 7-9 category. One winner from Walworth County, Victoria Anaya, grade 7 at the time, was one the Southeast Area Contest and the poster was forwarded on to the State Contest.