It's the time of year again for the annual conservation poster and essay contest.
The 2003 Conservation Writing Contest is designed for students in grades 6-12, and the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest is designed for students in grades 1-5. This marks the 59th year of the contest, sponsored by the Courier-Journal, Kentucky Farm Bureau, and your local Conservation District.
This year's theme is "Kentucky's Wildlife ... Rediscovering Its Value!"
The Courier-Journal provides U.S. savings bonds ranging from $50 to $500 for district, area and state winners. Teachers of county winners and schools with the most participation are recognized at the annual banquets along with the student winners. All eligible students are encouraged to participate.
Everyone is a winner by learning more about conserving and improving wildlife habitat in the community. Tabloids are available through your county Conservation District office. In Boyle County, the tabloids will be delivered to each school this week.