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:

2020 Poster Contest 1st place Winners were Roshni Santosh 5th Grade, Morgan Hefley 3rd Grade, and Josie Buckley 1st Grade.  The winner's posters were also entered in for State judging. 

      2020 Poster Contest Winners

The theme for the 2020 contest was "Where would we BEE without Pollinators" and the District received 65 entries. Above are some of the winners:

Previous poster contest themes:

Some previous winning posters:

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