Education

Kids for Conservation

About The Program

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition invites all Tri-County students, grades 1st through 12th to participate in the Kids for Conservation arts competition. KFC has been a great source of pride for SEWE for over twenty years and we are pleased to continue this excellent program in the Lowcountry.

SEWE is working diligently to promote Kids for Conservation in the Tri-County area and engage all students in the importance of conservation. It is our hope that students who invest in conservation efforts as youth will continue to protect our wildlife and environment as adults.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

Poster Competition

1st Place: Nathaniel Ray – Bison and Baby, 5th grade, Belle Hall Elementary

2nd Place: Coleman Wellein – Jaguar, 5th grade, Belle Hall Elementary

3rd Place: Sydney Jerideau – Flamingo,  5th grade, Belle Hall Elementary

Photography Competition

1st Place: Anna Grace Rolfes – Bright Star, 7th grade, Laing Middle School

2nd Place: Owen Granata – I’ve Got My Eye On You, 8th grade, Laing Middle School

3rd Place: Grace Brown – Fluttering Fritillary, 8th grade, Charleston County School of the Arts

Poetry Competition

1st Place: Melanie Honig – Uncover, 8th grade, Laing Middle School

2nd Place: Terry Howard – Poem of the Marsh, 8th grade, Laing Middle School

3rd Place: Mariana Wood – Nature, 7th grade, Laing Middle School

Birdhouse Competition

1st Place: James Herring, You LIGHT Up My Life, Charleston County School of the Arts

2nd Place: Jessica Yu, Imma Birdhouse, Charleston County School of the Arts

3rd Place: Presley Rhodes, Cuckoo Clock, Charleston County School of the Arts

2020 winners

Poster Competition

1st Place: Anne Hyde – A Fox in the Fall, 5th grade, Porter Gaud

2nd Place: Reagan Infinger – Waiting on the Sun, 5th grade, Berkeley Intermediate School

3rd Place: Jessica Smith-Flamingos – Dancing in the Jungle, 5th grade, Bowen’s Corner Elementary

Photography Competition

1st Place: Dakota Prine – King of the Dock, 6th grade, Laing Middle School

2nd Place: Emslee Strickland – Sweet Livin in the Lowcountry, 6th grade, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

3rd Place: Lillia Watchorn-Butterfly Summer, 8th grade, Laing Middle School

Poetry Competition

1st Place: Melanie Honig – Stormy, 7th grade, Laing Middle School

2nd Place: Roman Haecherl – Beauty of Nature, 6th Laing Middle School

3rd Place: Evelyn Waldron – The Rising and the Falling, 8th grade Laing Middle School

Birdhouse Competition

1st Place: Grace Costintino, Fish Out of Water, Charleston County School of the Arts

2nd Place: Maryna Dilligard, Mother Nature, James Island Charter

3rd Place: Jada Dangerfield, Albino Alligator, Summerville High School

Honorable Mention:

Teresa Stopar, Under the Sea by Teresa Stopar, Ashley Ridge High

Lauren Phillips, Turtle Turtle, Summerville High School

Lauren Worthy, Australian Masked Owl, Summerville High School

Submission Deadline

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Contest Guidelines

Grades 1st – 5th are invited to submit drawings and paintings; Grades 6th – 8th are invited to submit original photography and poetry; Grades 9th – 12th are invited to submit custom designed birdhouses using recycled materials.

All entries must be original work and wildlife inspired. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen from each division.

In a typical year, posters would be on display for the month of February in the Main Branch of Charleston County Library. In order to maintain public health and safety standards, the competition will be purely digital this year. The submissions will be posted to an online gallery on www.sewe.com.

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