Art Contest: 2017 Woodford County Conservation District

2017 Conservation Writing & Jim Claypool Art Contest
The 2017 Art and Writing Contest has begun!

The top three entries are selected from each school and from those the county level winners for Art and Writing are selected by a panel of judges.

This year’s theme is about Water!!!!

Entries are due to the Conservation District no later than December 1, 2017!  Entry Form (must be attached to back of entry!

***If you want Ms. Baird to turn in your artwork for you, these are due Friday, November 17.***


  1. Kentucky students grades 6-12 are eligible to compete in the writing contest. Only students through grade 5 may compete in the art contest.
  2. A student may not enter both the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest and the Conservation Writing Contest during the same contest.
  3. An entry must be created by one and only one student. Any entry submitted by more than one student will be disqualified.
  4. All entries become the property of the contest sponsors. The decisions of the judges at all levels of competition are final.
  5. WRITING: the entry may not exceed 1,000 words and must be written in ink or typed on one side of the paper only. Typed entries must be written in 12pt font, Times New Roman or Calibri. No photographs or artwork may be included with the written work. It is suggested that the written entry take the form of informational writing (from the perspective of an informed writer to a less informed reader) and may be in the form of a letter, blog entry, editorial or speech. It should persuade the reader to take action toward good soil conservation practices or propose a solution to one or more soil conservation issues. The work should be from the student author and avoid plagiarism from this source or other sources. Sources should be cited.
  6. ARTWORK: shall be 8 ½”x11”. Any thickness or color of art board may be used. Art paper may be used, but must be pasted onto art board or cardboard before submitting for competition. NO plywood will be accepted. Artwork may be rendered in any medium: pencil, ink, charcoal, crayon, oil, etc., but it must be flat art. 3-D art is unacceptable; however, collages, photographs or other art pasted onto your board will be accepted as long as it is flat art pasted securely to the poster board. An art entry may take the form of a poster, newspaper advertisement or editorial cartoon, making sure that whatever form is used the artwork conveys a message at a glance that persuades its viewers to take action toward good soil conservation practices
  7. The official entry form must be completed and secured to the back of your entry.


  • Keep entry simple and sincere.
  • Be creative and original. Avoid plagiarism by using original words and ideas. Plagiarism is defined as the act of stealing and passing off the words of another as your own without crediting the source.
  • Consider an area of soil that is important to you, your family and your community.
  • Draw from your personal interests or experiences.
  • Writing entry should take the form of informational.
  • Think about soil issues in your community, farm, subdivision or city.
  • Interview people in your community about changes in Water issues.
  • Find ways to improve Water in your community. TAKE ACTION!

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All information provided by WCCD.