CACD 2020 Poster Contest Winners

By CACD Executive Director, Bobbi Ketels

On Thursday November 19th, the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD), officially announced the winners of the 2020 Poster Contest during the 76th CACD Virtual Annual Meeting.

Executive Director, Bobbi Ketels commends the efforts of the Colorado Conservation Districts and their efforts each year in working with their local schools and students on the CACD State Poster Contest. She stated,

“The districts of Colorado go out of their way to work with and
engage with the youth of our state; creating interest and teaching them how to become good stewards of the land. This year was most challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Each district faced their own set of challenges with some offices being closed and with limited ability to work with the schools, depending on what area of the state they were in. Some districts were able to press through these challenges. CACD received 35 entries that were put on
virtual display and shared all around Colorado for anyone to view and participate in voting!

It is with great pleasure to award our top three who have done a remarkable job in capturing and explaining the theme of this year’s Poster Contest: “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”

1st place – Ray Watson- West Greeley Conservation District

2nd place – Kevin Hart – West Greeley Conservation District

3rd place – Syriah Analeigh Alvarez – Olney Boone Conservation District

The top three posters in the Colorado state contest will receive monetary prizes. The first-place winner will receive $100, the second-place winner will receive $75, and the third-place winner will receive $50.

The poster from our first-place winner, Ray Watson, will be submitted to NACD as the Colorado Association nominee in the 2021 NACD 75th Annual Meeting national poster contest, which will
be held virtually in February 2021.

The national poster contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. The firstplace winner will receive $200, the second-place winner will receive $150 and, the third-place winner will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary – through their quilt project proceeds, the Country Store at the NACD Annual Meeting, and individual donors sponsor prizes at the national level. CACD congratulates our 2020 poster contest winners!

Next year’s Poster Contest theme is “Healthy Forests = Heathy Communities” The 2021 poster contest materials will be available on the CACD website no later than December 31st, 2020.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker 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.