Conservation Poster Contest

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.

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Grade-level tailored educational materials will be available at this link:
NACD Conservation Education Hub Thematic Curriculum (Available October 31, 2022)

2022 Results 

Walworth County's own Madison Wojciuch placed 1st in the Junior Division at each contest level in 2022, including the state level during the annual WI Land + Water Conference and will advance to the national level. Her poster will be judged at the next National Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting in 2023. Wish her luck!  

NACD’s 77th Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA - February 11-15, 2023

This year’s Conservation Poster Contest resulted in a total of 50 participants from two schools - Traver Elementary and Woods School.  This year students in 4th-6th and 7th-9th grade groups participated.  See the rest of the winners of the Walworth County contest below:

1st Place Grades 4-6 Matthew Christesen

4-6-9

1st Place Grades 7-9 Madison Wojciuch

7-9-15

2nd Place Grades 4-6 Henry Gowan

4-6-21

2nd Place Grades 7-9 Madeline Daehn

7-9-16

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Lila Innis

4-6-17

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Ivar Eiseman

4-6-20

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Hailey Wojciuch

7-9-12

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Sophia Barrett

7-9-2

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Lily Leedle

4-6-2

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Leah Daehn

7-9-5

2021 Contest Healthy Forests: Healthy Communities

The 2021 contest theme was “Healthy Forests : Healthy Communities”.   The Conservation Poster Contest resulted in a total of 50 participants from three schools - Lake Geneva Middle School, Traver School and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School.  Students in 4th-6th and 7th-9th grade groups participated.  The winners of the Walworth County contest were as follows:

1st Place Grades 4-6 Kirsten Sertzel - Advanced to Area Contest and placed 2nd

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2nd Place Grades 4-6 Dayanara Torres

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Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Carter Jacobs

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Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Sophia Barrett

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1st Place Grades 7-9 Madison Wojciuch - Advanced to Area Contest and placed 2nd

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2nd Place Grades 7-9 Hailey Wojciuch

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Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Carley Ceshker

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Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Madeline Daehn

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2020 Contest - Where Would we Bee without Pollinators?

The 2020 contest theme was “Where would we Bee without Pollinators?”.   There were a total of 42 participants from two schools, Traver Elementary School is Lake Geneva and East Troy Middle School. Participants were from the grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 age groups.  The Walworth County level winners were as follows:

1st Place Grades 4-6 Madeline Daehn

1st Place Madeline Daehn (JPG)

2nd Place Grades 4-6 Madison Wojcjuch

2nd Place Madison Wojciuch (JPG)

3rd Place Grades 4-6 Hailey Wojcjuch

3rd Place Hailey Wojciuch (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Avery Acevedo

Honorable Mention Avery Acevedo (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Emma Larkin

Honorable Mention Emma Larkin (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Sophia Barrett

Honorable Mention Sophia Barrett (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 4-6 Yadira Castro

Honorable Mention Yadira Castro (JPG)

1st Place Grades 7-9 Michaela Courtway

1st Place Michaela Courtway (JPG)

2nd Place Grades 7-9 Gabriella Zavelta

2nd Place Gabriella Zavaleta (JPG)

3rd Place Grades 7-9 Joselyn Vina

3rd Place Joselyn Vina (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Nottestad

Honorable Mention Ashlin Nottestad (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Daisy Mercado

Honorable Mention Daisy Mercado (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Eric Street

Honorable Mention Eric Street (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Isaac Ayala

Honorable Mention Isaac Ayala (JPG)

Honorable Mention Grades 7-9 Molly Anderson

Honorable Mention Molly Anderson (JPG)

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

1st place grades 4 to 6 Hailey Wojciuch

2nd Place Grades 4-6 Yadira Castro

2nd place grades 4 to 6 Yadira Castro

3rd Place Grades 4-6 Madison Wojciuch

3rd place grades 4 to 6 Madison Wojciuch

1st Place Grades 7-9 Michaela Courtway

1st place grades 7 to 9 Michaela Grace

2nd Place Grades 7-9 Tyler O'Brien

2nd place grades 7 to 9 Tyler O Brien

3rd Place Grades 7-9 Ashley Seidell

3rd place grades 7 to 9 Ashely 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.

1st Place Grades 4-6 Virginia Escaro

4 to 6 1st place

2nd Place Grades 4-6 Ashlin Nottestad

2018 Grade 4 to 6 4 to 6 2nd place (JPG)

3rd Place Grades 4-6 Karla Castro

4 to 6 3rd place

1st Place Grades 7-9 Victoria Anaya

2018 Grade  7 to 9 1st place (JPG)

2nd Place Grades 7-9 Cheyenne Billings

7 to 9 2nd place

3rd Place Grades 7-9 Grace Geils

7 to 9 3rd place