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Posted on: January 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Conservation Poster Contest Winner Places First at State!

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Madison Wojciuch, of Traver Elementary, who placed first at state! Madison was the first-place winner, junior division, in this year's Walworth County Land Conservation Poster Contest. Her poster will go on to be judged at the February 2023 National Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting.

The Walworth County Land Conservation Department, along with the County Land Conservation Committee, sponsors an annual 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 level (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 awarded first- and second-place awards to students in each age category. The first-place winners from our participating age groups moved forward to the Southeast Wisconsin Conservation Association “Area” competition held in late January 2022. 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.

The 2022 contest theme is "Healthy Soil: Healthy Life". 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. The 2022 winners are listed below. Thank you to all the participants!  Click here to view the winning posters. 

Middle Division Winners Grades 4-6Junior Division Winners - Grades 7-9
1st Place: Matthew Christesen, Traver Elementary1st Place: Madison Wojciuch, Traver Elementary
2nd Place: Hentry Gowan, Woods School2nd Place: Madeline Daehn, Traver Elementary
Honorable Mention: Lila Innis, Woods SchoolHonorable Mention: Hailey Wojciuch, Traver Elementary
Honorable Mention: Ivar Eiseman, Woods SchoolHonorable Mention: Sophia Barrett, Traver Elementary
Honorable Mention: Lily Leedle, Traver ElementaryHonorable Mention: Leah Daehn, Traver Elementary

1st Place Grades 4-6 Matthew Christesen                                                                             1st Place Grades 7-9 Madison Wojciuch



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