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Youth Conservation Poster Contest
Calumet County sponsors an annual Conservation Poster Contest.  Students in grades K-12 can participate. The contest provides an opportunity for young people to become more aware of the conservation of our natural resources through artistic design.  Winners receive an award and a chance to compete at the Lake Winnebago Land and Water Conservation Association, and possibly the state-wide competition held in March. 

2019 Theme:  "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper"

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” --- Charles E. Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938

All posters must be 14" X 22" and use the theme "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper."  Each entry much include an entry form attached to the pack of the poster.  Please complete and print off the 2019 entry form.

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Entries are DUE JANUARY 4, 2019. 

For Parents/ Guardians: If your student wishes to participate in the local contest, please contact Dani Santry at as soon as possible.  Entries are due January 4th, 2019, and can be mailed or dropped off to our office:  Land & Water Conservation Department, 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI  53014.  Room 227.  Posters should be packaged so they remain flat while sent to our office.

For Teachers:  If you wish to incorporate the poster contest into your classroom curriculum, you may have each student complete a poster.  Contact Dani Santry at for more details and arrange for staff to pick up the posters.  While this is a free event, please contact our office if supply cost is an issue but you have students who would like to participate. Posters should be packaged so they remain flat while sent to our office.

Resources for Students:  What is Healthy Soil?
Glad you asked!  Below is a short list of resources that may help your student(s) create a poster for "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper" theme.  Contact Dani Santry for in classroom presentation requests.  


K-12 Appropriate
Elementary School Age Appropriate:

Middle & High School Age Appropriate:

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Past Themes and Resources

 What is a Watershed (2018 Theme)

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

Middle & High School Age Appropriate:

The posters will be judged by local conservation professionals and county supervisors. 

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Calumet County Government

206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
(920) 849-2361
(833) 620-2730
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F