The Conservation District sponsors an annual photography contest with $25 gift card prizes for first place in each of three age categories and two subject categories. Submission rules and deadlines can be downloaded here or are available by calling 803-670-3018 or emailing Deadline for entries is May 15, 2020.  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-6 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 2020 contest is:

Teachers: Contact Chasity Jones at the Conservation District for additional information on the Poster Contest:

2018 Poster Contest Winner was Claire Gilfillan, a 4th grader at Hickory Grove/Sharon Elementary.  Claire's poster was also entered in the state judging where it also won first place!  The theme for 2018 was "Watersheds - Our Water, Our Home" 

      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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