Youth Conservation Poster Contest

Calumet County sponsors an annual Conservation Poster Contest. Students in grades K through 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.

2021 Theme: "Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities"

Entries are DUE JANUARY 15, 2021. 


2021 Entry Form (PDF) 

2021 Poster Contest Brochure (PDF)
All posters must be 14 inches by 22 inches or 12 inches by 18 inches and have the theme "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities" on the Poster. Posters will be judged on conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and visual appeal.  To learn more about forestry health, please used the resources found further down. Each entry must include an entry form attached to the pack of the poster. Please complete and print off the 2021 entry form (PDF).

Healthy Forests Health Communities 2021 Poster Contest Theme

For Parents/ Guardians

If your student wishes to participate in the local contest, please email Dani Santry as soon as possible. Entries are due January 15th, 2021, and can be mailed or dropped off to our office:
Land & Water Conservation Department
206 Court Street
Room 227
Chilton, WI 53014

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. Email Dani Santry 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

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

K-12 Appropriate

Past Themes and Resources 

Where Would We Be Without Pollinators? (2020 Theme)

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

K-12 Appropriate

Soils: Dig Deeper (2019 Theme)

K-12 Appropriate

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

Middle & High School Age Appropriate:

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.