Environmental Awareness
Poster Contest

Evironmental Awareness Poster Contest

The Land & Water Conservation is once again sponsoring the Environmental Awareness Poster Contest in cooperation with the Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association (WLWCA). This activity is approved and listed on the Advisory List of the Association of Wisconsin Administrators. It is held in conjunction with area and state contests. Poster contest participants are encouraged to base their posters on the theme of "May The Forest Be With You, Always".

This theme MUST be used to be eligible for the national contest with the NACD. 

The Environmental Awareness Poster Contest has five divisions. Prizes are awarded to the first three places in each division. All participants will receive a certificate.

Poster entries must be at the Land & Water Conservation Division at the Courthouse on or before January 5th, 2024 . The first place winners from the County contest will be entered in the Lake Winnebago Land & Water Conservation Association Area contest January 19th, 2024.  The first place winners from the area contest will be entered in the state contest in March 6-8th, 2024. Winners of the state contest (who meet eligibility requirements) will be entered into the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) National Contest in December 1st, 2024.  Winners of the National contest will be featured at the 2023 NACD Annual Conference.

DETAILS:

CONTEST RULES

Entry Form (Fillable PDF)

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2023 Poster Contest: 

"One Water"

WE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 106 POSTERS!

But what is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall and snowmelt to creeks, streams, and rivers,  eventually leading to outflow points such as reservoirs, bays, and the ocean. Those bodies of water are all connected, so every drop that falls becomes part of one water.

Watersheds can be any size and usually have some high points of land like hills, mountains, or ridges. When rain, sleet, or snow falls to the ground, the precipitation runs from those higher points to the lower points. Gravity pulls the water downhill until it reaches a body of water. If the land in the watershed is steep, the water usually runs off into rivers or streams. If the land in the watershed is level, the water will slowly flow into lakes or ponds, or seep into the soil and add to  groundwater. If the watershed  is close to the ocean, then tidal marshes, estuaries, and wetlands will be part of the watershed. From the top of the mountain all the way to the coast, it is all one water.

Have you ever watched it rain? The raindrops fall on the ground and flow through the soil. Water soaks through the soil until it reaches groundwater, which is water that moves through spaces in soil and rock underground. A lot of the water we use and drink every day comes from water in the ground. As it rains and the water runs off, it collects in rivers, lakes, and oceans and then returns to the atmosphere to fall as rain somewhere else. All land across the entire earth is made up of watersheds. We all live in a watershed. We share the water in our watershed with other people, with animals, and with plants because… it is all one water.

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-1st) 

3 Total Posters Submitted in the Primary Division

1st Place: Andresa Dominguez

Andresa received 2nd place at the
Lake Winnebago Area Contest

2nd Place: Violet Church

3rd Place: Ryan Clausen

ELEMENTARY DIVISION (2nd-3rd)

15 Total Posters Submitted in the Elementary Division

1st Place: Jenna Stainbrook

Jenna received 1st place at the Area as well,
she went onto State! WAY TO GO JENNA!!

3rd Place: Quinley Allen

Created by: Macy Weaver

2nd Place: Brielle Jero

Created by: Adayn Etter

MIDDLE DIVISION (4th-6th) 

54 Total Posters Submitted in the Middle Division

1st Place: Jordann Brucki

3rd Place: Ava Nawrot

2nd Place: Mia Bonilla

Created by: Eliza Deane

Created by: Abigail Fuller

JUNIOR DIVISION (7th-9th) 

34 Total Posters Submitted in the Junior Division

1st Place: April Eggersdorf

April received 3rd place at the
Lake Winnebago Area Contest! 

3rd Place: Trina Delamdo

Created by: Ali Deane

2nd Place: Arabella Etter

Created by: Alecia Bean

2022 Poster Contest: 

We received 108 total posters!

Healthy soils are the foundation for all life on Earth. Soil is an important resource for everything from human health to agriculture to water filtration. The imperative benefit of healthy soil is food production. Healthy soils also give us clean air and water, plentiful crops and forests, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. It is important that each of us recognize where our food comes and the farmers and ranchers who are dedicated to using responsible land-management practices to ensure a sustainable food supply and healthy land and soil for future generations. 

ELEMENTARY DIVISION: 

39 Total Posters Submitted in the Elementary Division

1st Place: Alaina Belcher

Alaina received 1st place at the Area and State level as well, she is moving onto Nationals! WAY TO GO ALAINA!!

2nd Place: Ava Nawrot

3rd Place: Connley Meyer

MIDDLE DIVISION: 

83 Total Posters Submitted in the Middle Division

1st Place: Jackson Bonnett

2nd Place: Madalyn Clark

3rd Place: Emma Giessler

Junior DIVISION: 

24 Total Posters Submitted in the Junior Division

1st Place: Lola Hintz

2nd Place TIE: Delilah Renner

2nd Place TIE: Maddie Shaske

SENIOr DIVISION: 

1 Total Poster Submitted in the Senior Division

1st Place: Emily Schanen

We received 121 total posters!

ELEMENTARY DIVISION: 

18 Total Posters Submitted in the Elementary Division

1st Place: Ian Murphy

2nd Place: Landan Treumer

3rd Place: Daysha Triplett

MIDDLE DIVISION: 

103 Total Posters Submitted in the Middle Division

1st Place: Kennedy Manzer

2nd Place: Alize Estrada-Perez

3rd Place: Brooklyn Schmidt

We received 184 total posters!

1st Place for Primary Division

Alanna Dochnahl, 

Grand Marsh Elementary

We received a total of 16 posters in the Primary Division.

1st Place for Elementary Division

Brooklyn Stormoen,

Adams-Friendship Elementary

We received a total of 20 posters in the Elementary Division.

1st Place for Middle Division

Gabby Mendez, Adams-Friendship Middle School

We received a total of 133 posters in the Middle Division.

1st Place for Junior Division

Chloe Brenning,

Adams-Friendship Middle School

We received a total of 15 posters in the Junior Division.

Grand Marsh Elementary School Participates

Adams-Friendship Elementary School Participates

Adams-Friendship Middle School 1st-3rd Local Winners

2019 Poster Contest:
"Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper"

We received 123 total posters!

1st Place for Primary Division

Austin Keip, 

Grand Marsh Elementary

We received a total of 12 posters in the Primary Division.

1st Place for Elementary Division

Jameson Nawrot,

Adams-Friendship Elementary

We received a total of 10 posters in the Elementary Division.

1st Place for Middle Division

Maddisyn Shaske,

Adams-Friendship Elementary

We received a total of 101 posters in the Middle Division.

Grand Marsh Elementary Participates

Adams-Friendship Elementary Participates

Adams-Friendship Middle School Participates

2018 Poster Contest:
"Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home"

We received 75 total posters!

1st Place for Elementary Division

Jackson Bonnett,

Adams Friendship Elementary

1st Place for Middle Division

Mattea Botcher,

Adams Friendship
Middle School

Mrs. Osborn's 2nd Grade Class

Mrs. Rhinehart's 2nd Grade Student

Mrs. Johnson's 4th Grade Students

Mrs. Bilderback's 4th Grade Class

Mrs. Wolosek's 4th Grade Students

Mrs. Anderson's 4th Grade Students

Mrs. Hall's 5th Grade Students

Mrs. Beaver's 6th Grade Students