The Conservation District sponsors an annual photography contest with $25 gift card prizes for first place in each of four age categories and three subject categories.  Submission rules and deadlines can be downloaded here, or are available by calling 803-670-3018 or emailing Deadline for entries is April 19, 2019.  Examples of winners from previous years' contests are pictured below.


Each fall, the Conservation District sponsors a poster contest with a different Conservation Theme.  First place winners in each age group & category receive cash prizes and certificates, second place and honorable mention entries receive certificates.

Who can participate?

The poster contest is open to all students in grades K-8 who are attending public, private or home school in York County. Any student who wants to enter the contest may do so individually or through a participating school.

Why Participate?
Designing a poster and researching the theme helps students gain knowledge about important conservation issues. Good posters tell important  stories to capture people‚Äôs attention with a powerful graphic, and inspire with a message to the community.

Details, rules and submission forms can be obtained by contacting the Conservation District, 803-670-3018 or

Theme for 2018 contest is:

      2017 Poster Contest Winners

The theme for the 2017 contest was "Healthy Soil is Full of Life" and the District received 79 entries. Here are some of the winners:

Previous poster contest themes:

Some previous winning posters:

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