Jim Claypool Art & Conservation Writing Contests

**Attention Jefferson County Art, English and Science Teachers**


Just as the new school year has begun so does the search for Louisville Metro’s most talented writers and artists. Students are encouraged to submit creative writing and art entries for the annual conservation writing and art contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD).

This year’s writing contest (grades 6-12) and the Jim Claypool Conservation art contest (grades 1-5) is titled “Water is Life” While creativity is a key component to the contests, students will be challenged think about how water is essential to life on Earth and how to conserve water. What students can do to persuade others in their communities to help promote water conservation or propose a solution to water quality or conservation issue
s. Student’s entries should persuade readers and viewers to take action toward applying good water conservation practices in their backyards and neighborhoods.

The Conservation District has a limited supply of the full-color, newspaper-type tabloid (attached). If you would like copies of the printed tabloid for your students, they are available on a “first come first serve” basis until our supply is exhausted. Please email your name, school and the number of tabloids you are requesting and they will be held for pickup at 4233 Bardstown Road, Suite 100-A or it may be possible that we can deliver. 

The contests materials may be downloaded at: http://conservation.ky.gov/Pages/ArtandWritingContest.aspx or on the Kentucky Farm Bureau website: https://www.kyfb.com/federation/

Please read the contest rules carefully that are printed in the tabloid.

Each school’s top 3 entries must be mailed or delivered to the Conservation District by December 1st. Complete the Principal’s Report to submit with your top 3 entries.

The Conservation District provides: all school winners with a t-shirt and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place certificates. County winners, in each contest, receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medallions and monetary awards. Awards will be presented in the spring of 2018!

Grants will be awarded to the winning teachers for use in their classroom!

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Conservation District by email: jeffersonswcd@gmail.com or call: 502-499-1900

Water Is Life

Principal’s Report

Art Contest Entries from Years Past