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.

2022 Theme: "One Water"

Entries are DUE DECEMBER 21, 2022

All posters must be 14 inches by 22 inches or 12 inches by 18 inches and have the theme "One Water" 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 2022 entry form (PDF).

For Parents/ Guardians

If your student wishes to participate in the local contest, please email Dani Santry as soon as possible. Entries are due December 21stth, 2022, 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

Looking for ideas for your poster?  Find some inspiration right from Wisconsin.  Here are a couple of resources that focus on how we all are impacted by water.

Northeast Wisconsin:  Check out how you can make impacts with small changes at  Every. Choice. Counts.  For volunteer opportunities or to learn more about projects aimed at improving the waters of the Fox-Wolf Basin and Bay of Green Bay, head over to

Lakeshore Area: No matter where you live, you live in a watershed. The Lakehore Natural Resource Partnership's "We all live on the Water" programing focuses on how we all can make impacts on local water resources.  Visit to find out more. 

Milwaukee Area:  MMSD began the "OneWaterOurWater" program in 2021.  Learn more about water and how we live, play, and work with water.

Past Themes and Resources 

What is Healthy Soil? Teacher Resource Presentation - A powerpoint that includes slides and resources for teachers. Please download after clicking on the link to open the file. 

K-12 Appropriate

Middle & High School Age Appropriate:

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities (2021 Theme)

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

K-12 Appropriate

Where Would We Be Without Pollinators? (2020 Theme)

Elementary School Age Appropriate:

K-12 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.