K-6 Poster Contest
The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides K - 6 students with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues through art. Poster theme follows the annual stewardship theme of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). The contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations.
The contest is co-sponsored by the NACD and the NACD Auxiliary.
Scroll down for information about this year's winners.
2017 Poster Contest theme: Healthy Soils Are Full of Life
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to announce – and congratulate – the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. Rebecca Jacobs, Knox-Lincoln SWCD education coordinator, presented a lesson on this year’s theme, Healthy Soils are Full of Life, to approximately 300 K-5th grade students in Knox County school districts.
We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm, knowledge, and support of this year’s judges – BJ Dobson of Boothbay Harbor, Knox-Lincoln SWCD’s Outstanding Volunteer of 2016 and Sharon Chadwick of Warren, Knox-Lincoln SWCD Supervisor – who evaluated all the posters on content, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal to select the winners.
The following grade-level winners will be entered into the statewide competition and could continue to the national level.
Grades K-1: Lucia White (Gr1) Gilford Butler
Grades 2-3: Jett Woods (Gr2) Gilford Butler
Grades 4-6: Gwenaveere Hustus (Gr4) Lincolnville Central
Each of these students received a $25 gift certificate to Flatbread Company in Rockport, which their families used on March 7th when all winning posters were on display at our Environmental Education Fundraiser.
In addition, the judges selected a winner from every classroom that submitted entries (slide show coming soon!):
Appleton Village: Mia Kincaid (K); Izraelle Allen (Gr1); Sophie Pangakis (Gr2); Kylian Babik (Gr3)
Gilford Butler: Ava Lindhal (K); Dierdre Thompson (K); Ruby Sewall (Gr1)
Hope Elementary: Maggie Curtis (K); Kaley Lincoln (Gr1); Gage Essancy (Gr2); Mabel (Gr3); Jordon Space (Gr4); Kristen Jones (Gr5)
South: Jayce Spaulding (Gr2); Ferolyn Curtis (Gr4)
Thomaston Grammar: Audrey Colby (Gr4); Eliza Fournier (Gr4)
Warren Community: Paige Hubbard (Gr3)
Honorable mentions were awarded to:
Sophie Baker, Elizabeth Barstow, Ethan Bicaj, Emrik Carlson, Haylee Chandler, Adriana Conway, Ava Curtis, Anthony Davis, Zoe Davis, Cooper Deane, Estella Eggen, Dylan Emery, Naomi fisher-Barrett, Brayden Fogg, Eliza Gallant, Norah Gallant, Ella Gaudreau, Connor Harris, Danielle Hutchinson, Lilly Jones, Alex Knights, Thea Laukka, Sierra Laukka, Payton Leva, Grant Morrison, Riley Newton, Lucy O’Brien, Whitney Pearson, Jake Perez, Kaiden Quinn, Lyleigh Redd, Reid Robishaw, Madison Surbey, Gilbert Thill, Mallory Watkinson, and Maizie and Jameon.
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates all the winners and commends all the students for their efforts.
2016 Theme: We All Need Trees
Congratulations to the 2015 Poster Contest Wnners!
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce – and congratulate – the winners of the annual conservation poster contest. Rebecca Jacobs, KLSWCD education coordinator, presented a lesson on this year’s theme, Local Heroes: Hardworking Pollinators, to K-6th grade students in 10 schools throughout Knox and Lincoln counties.
The following three local winners each received a $25 gift certificate to the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Plant Sale on May 2 & 3 and also won the State competition in their categories!
Their posters are on display at The First in Rockland for the month of April.
K-1 Winner Grade 2-3 Winner Grade 4-6 Winner
Henry Ackor Jordynn Pierce Lilly Curtis
Gilford Butler South School Hope Elementary
The judges also selected a winning poster from each classroom that submitted entries:
Appleton Village: Rowan Stewart (1st), Lydia Gurney (2nd)
Gilford Butler: Maddox Lowell (K), Jame Mercer (2nd), Walker Hedrich (2nd)
Great Salt Bay: Vivian Burns (2nd)
Hope Elementary: Maddy Tohanczyn (2nd), Sierra Laukka (3rd), Alma Bournival (5th)
Lura Libby: Jason LeClerc (4th), Ella Russomano (4th)
Prescott Memorial: Kalina Chazin-Knox (6th)
South School: Michael Robinson (3rd), Savannah Petter (3rd), Kelsey Guinn (4th)
Union Elementary: Abigail Lima (K), Jack Martin (2nd), Braelyn Hood (3rd), Aleah Sebrey (4th), Chloe Fillion (6th), Lily Cook (6th)
Here are the winning posters:
Honorable mentions were awarded to:
Aaliyah TenBroeck, Abby Grant, Abby Young, Abigail Butler, Addison Lea, Addison Lincoln, Addison McCormick, Aiden Abbotoni, Aliza Gamage, Anna Jordan, Arthur Andrews, Ashleigh Cronin, Asia Libby, Autumn Dinsmore, Bailey Breen, Bella Stasulis, Brianna Elwell, Chloe Root, Claudia Feeley, Colby Bennett, Eli Melanson, Emily Oakes, Emma Ulrich, Faith Kirkham, Finnegan Calderwood, Hannah Marsden, Harper Lilly, Hope Mason, Isabella Anderson, Isabelle Tyler, Josh Blake, Kailin Fuller, Kara Kinney, Kara Pease, Keagan Dodge, Keel Cooper, Kylian Babik, Leona Dec, Logan Cook, Lydia Ostrander, Maggie Gregory, Mariana Janik, Mary Hastings, Maysie Lowe, Mia Flagg, Mila Bonometti, Molly Blemaster, Morgan Lowe, Natalie Hall, Natashia Waters, Nolan McLennan, Olivia Pelkey, Rose Tohanczyn, Ryan Lea, Samantha Dunkle, Sarah Williams, Skylar Hills, Sophia Ryan, Tanner Peaslee, Victoria Edwards, Zoe Curtis, Zoe Davis
We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm, knowledge, and support of this year’s judges (l to r): Holly Edwards, beekeeper; Liz Stanley, Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator; Sharon Chadwick, KLSWCD Supervisor; and Jean Vose, Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers. They evaluated 550 posters on content, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal to select the winning entries.
Congratulations to national winners of 2013 poster contest, "Where does your water shed?"
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to congratulate two Knox County students who were recognized as national winners in the 2013 National Conservation Poster Contest, “Where Does Your Water Shed?” Liam Callanan, Appleton Village School (left), and Elizabeth Flanagan, Friendship Village School (right), each received a certificate from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) for winning an honorable mention in the Grades K-1 and Grades 5-6 divisions, respectively.