Kids for Conservation

About The Program

Sponsored by Dominion Energy

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.

Kids for Conservation 2022 winners:

Poster Competition

1st Place: Nacari Smith Aris – Owl, 5th grade, Dunston Elementary

2nd Place: – Ruby Powell Peterson – Sleepy Fox, 5th grade, Porter Gaud School

3rd Place: Sloan Pittard – Mama Opossum, 5th grade, Porter Gaud School

Photography Competition

1st Place: Penya Conner- Water Reflections at Cypress Gardens, 6th grade, Charleston School of the Arts

2nd Place: Violet Messenger – Teaching the Young, 7th grade, Charleston School of the Arts

3rd Place: Natalia Garcia Lopez – Banana Flower, 8th grade, Charleston School of the Arts

Birdhouse Competition

1st Place: Taylor Davis – Bookworm, 10th grade, Charleston School of the Arts

2nd Place: Sophia “Kay” Lord – Bird Seed, 10th grade, Charleston School of the Arts

3rd Place: Reyna Roblero – The Wind beneath My Wings, 10th grade, Charleston School of the Arts


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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.

KFC submissions will be on display for the month of February in the Main Branch of Charleston County Library. The entries will be posted to an online gallery on The KFC competition is now LIVE for 2023, please download the contests rules below.

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