WGCD’s Annual Conservation Poster Contest for 6th graders concludes Oct 2nd

West Greeley Conservation District invites parents of 6th grade students and their science and art teachers throughout our District service area to encourage their children to use the curriculum support tools provided to educators nationwide to help facilitate participation in our annual Conservation POSTER CONTEST.

This year’s theme: “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” is packed with meaningful lessons about the importance of pollinators to growing and harvesting food.  All School Districts, charter schools and Home School families within the West Greeley service area are welcome to use our STEM materials to aid their students, without a great deal of additional work, to learn about Pollinators! You can go to our Web Site at www.wgcd.org and click on Education then Conservation Poster Contest.

You will find pdf files of our 2020 Conservation Poster contest materials:

  • WGCD/CACD 2020 Poster Contest Instruction/Entry Form
  • Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?Power Point, and
  • Pollinator Guide Book

NOTE: Our Web Site is under construction. If you have any problems accessing materials, please contact WGCD at 970-534-2320 or email kristi.helzer@wgcd.org and we can email you the information.


The contest launched August 31st as schools opened for the Fall semester.  All artwork submissions are due to the West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) office at 4302 W. 9th St. Rd., Greeley before 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.

The judging will take place mid-October and the top three student artists whose work is selected by the committee will be notified (through their teacher) before the end of October. A representative will visit their school to recognize the youth for their accomplishment in designing a meaningful poster following all the provided rules.  The top three will be awarded a cash prize and the 1st place winner’s work will be submitted to the State CACD judging the end of November.

  • The poster size requirement is 14″x22″.
  • The theme/title must be on the “FRONT SIDE”  incorporated into the art to meet eligibility requirements.

Please follow all the Instructions on the Entry form to be eligible. Use whatever resources work best for your learning adventure to create original artwork. And please make sure your students are aware of the national rules if you want your participants to be able to compete at the state and national level.  When I visit the three top artists to present their award checks and take their photo with their poster, I will provide the national entry form to be filled out and signed by their parent(s).

Everyone enjoys the poster contest each year and as always, we want the teachers to know how much we appreciate the time and effort they put into the education piece of this contest with support from their district leadership. Learning about the importance of Pollinators proves to be interesting to ALL ages.  This is an opportunity for the 6th grade students to learn more about Honey Bees and the importance of all pollinators in general, and to shine by creating a beautiful poster sharing what they have learned about Pollinators, especially the most dominate pollinator – the Honey Bee. We supply all the resource tools you need to keep this teaching/learning adventure simple and aligned with state standards.  We look forward to seeing your creative ideas.

We know virtual learning presents many challenges, so we are happy to generate participation through these tools during a time when students are engaged in distant learning or in their classrooms and those who use homeschooling.  You are welcome to call or email Kristi Helzer, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator with any questions.


By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.