Land Management


Trempealeau County
Conservation Poster Contest


Healthy Soils are Full of Life

The contest is divided into three age groups, K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. The posters are scored based on the following criteria:

  • Theme relevant to the current year
  • Originality of design and concept
  • Evidence of thought and time put into poster
  • Neatness
  • Easy to read from up to 10 feet away
  • Well planned and designed; good use of space, balance, color and medium
  • Conveys a positive conservation message
  • Accurate illustration of natural resources
  • Shows a good understanding of the conservation concept


The Trempealeau County Department of Land Management held the Conservation Awareness Poster Contest on January 11th, 2017 in the Courthouse, in Whitehall, WI. The Poster Contest was sponsored by the Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee. Posters were entered in all five divisions - Primary, Elementary, Middle, Junior, Senior and were judged on their relevance to the theme "Healthy Soils are Full of Life".

Serving as judges were: Kathy Zeglin, Environment and Land Use Committee Members, Tim Zeglin, County Board Member, and Michelle Rose, UW-Extension Office Coordinator.

A total of 106 entries were received this year.

The first place winners in each of the three divisions that were entered move on to the Western Area Poster Contest to be held in Viroqua, WI - January 31st, 2017.

Contest Winners K-1

Photo of K-1 Winner

1st Place ( above )
Josie E. Gamroth - S.S. Peter & Paul, Independence

2nd Place - Hadley E. Sylla - S.S. Peter & Paul, Independence
3rd Place - Paige Lisowski- Whitehall Memorial Elementary


Contest Winners 2-3

Photo 2-3 Contest Winner poster

1st Place ( above )
Karli Molis- Whitehall Memorial Elementary

2nd Place - Caleb Arneson- Blair-Taylor School District
3rd Place - Sophia Kampa - S.S. Peter & Paul, Independence

Contest Winners 4-6

Photo 4-6 poster winner

1st Place ( above )
Brinna Goplin - Whitehall Memorial Elementary

2nd Place - Mia Sygulla - Whitehall Memorial Elementary
3rd Place - Kambrie Wurzer - Whitehall Memorial Elementary

Contest Winners 7-9

Photo 7-9 contest Winner

1st Place ( above )
Emma Pietrek - S.S. Peter & Paul, Independence

2nd Place - Josph Rivera - Holy Family Catholic School
3rd Place - Abria Rose Smieja - S.S. Peter & Paul, Independence

Contest Winners 10-12

Photo 10-12 contest winner

1st Place ( above )
Meghan Kohel - Blar-Taylor School District

2nd Place - Rossellin Gaitan - Arcadia High School


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