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2017 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest  

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STATE WINNERS:  First: $250; Second: $150; Third: $50



(State/Regional winners will receive a personalized certificate.  County winners that win regional or state awards will only receive one check for the top prize.)

  • Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest


    • Student posters are DUE by no later than Friday, November 17th.
    • The Conservation Art Contest applies to Bath County students in grades K-5.
    • The 2016 contest theme is:  "WATER IS LIFE!  100% GUARANTEED."  The publication can be found in the "Files/Links" section of this web page.
    • Even though it is not mandatory, please try to use the contest title on your entry.  "WATER IS LIFE!"
    • Be sure to attach the "Contest Entry Form" (located in the contest publication) to the backside of your poster.  This form must be signed by both parent and teacher or principal.


    • 30 points - Composition/creativity/ craftsmanship (layout, originality, and quality of work, such as neatness)
    • 20 points - Language/correctness (word choice, usage, spelling, punctuation, capitalization)


    • Artwork shall be 8 1/2" x 11".  Any thickness or color of art board may be used (poster board, mat board, etc.) or may be on art paper which is firmly affixed to art board.  All artworks must be two-dimensional (2-D).  Three-dimensional (3-D) artworks will NOT be accepted.  Artwork may be rendered in any medium:  pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon, paint, photography, etc.  Mixed media and collage work is acceptable as long as all pieces are securely guled to the surface of the work.  All entries must convey at a glance the theme of the competition to persuade the viewer to take action toward good water conservation practices.  All entires must be the original work of the student.  (See publication for more details about what is and is not allowed on poster.)
    • 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 water conservation that is important to you, your family, and your community.
    • Draw from your personal interests or experiences.
    • Think about water issues in your community, farm, subdivision, or city.
    • DO NOT use the "Water Is Life!" publication as your only source.
    • Interview people in your community about changes in water issues.
    • Find ways to improve water in your community.  TAKE ACTION!


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