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.
This year’s contest theme is “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.
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
2nd Place Grades 4-6
3rd Place Grades 4-6
1st Place Grad 7-9
2nd Place Grades 7-9
3rd Place Grades 7-9
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 partipants 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.