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 and second place awards to students in each age category. The first place winners from our participating age groups move forward to the Southeast Wisconsin Conservation Association “Area” competition to be held in late January, 2023. The Southeast Area Contest counties include, Walworth, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, Waukesha, and Milwaukee.
The first place winners from the Area competition move forward 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 advance to the national competition where entrants have a chance to win cash prizes. Wisconsin Land and Water Poster Contest webpage
The 2023 contest theme is "One Water". Information for the 2023 contest theme can be found at the National Association of Conservation District's website. NACD’s Stewardship Program webpage.
The Walworth County LCC selected the top posters for Walworth County. Two of Walworth County's three first place winners earned First Place at the Southeast Area contest level. Ava Nor and Lily Leedle both took first place honors through two levels of this year's contest. These two entrants will represent Walworth County at the state level during the annual WI Land + Water Conference. A new addition this year was the People's Choice Award, with voters encouraged to vote for a favorite overall poster.
This year’s Conservation Poster Contest resulted in a total of 60 participants from four schools - Traver School, Woods School, Reek Elementary and Brookwood Elementary. This year students in 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-9th grade groups participated. See the rest of the winners of the Walworth County contest below:
2023 Results (click to open and view enlargements)