Through this amazing community-based conservation effort, a river system that had all but been abandoned, has seen a beautiful rebirth of aquatic and bird life. The River Round Up is coordinated by the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District in partnership with many local agencies and organizations.
Learn more about the history of the annual cleanup here.
The River Round Up Poster Contest is open to all school-aged youth in primary, secondary schools (public, private, and home school; K-12) or school-aged youth living in Licking County.
Posters submitted reflect water pollution awareness and encourage volunteer participation in the River Round Up.
Posters were judged in three age categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12). One winner was chosen from each age category. Of the three winning posters, one has been chosen as the “Grand Prize Winner” and two have been chosen as “Honorable Mention” winners.
The 2021 River Round Up Committee excitedly announces the winners of this years River Round Up Poster Contest!
Winning posters will be displayed at River Round Up Event sites on September 11, 2021 and showcased in the display case at the County Administration Building from July through August 2021.
Follow the Licking County River Round Up on Facebook for updates on the event.
Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Olivia Liberti from Granville schools for being awarded the overall winner! She won $100 in prize money and her school receives a $500 scholarship toward advancing science and art projects. Olivia's winning poster will be used as the primary marketing image for the 2021 River Round Up event.
Honorable Mentions (two awards)
One of two Honorable Mention winners is Gracie Stoltz from Johnstown schools! She won $50 in prize money and her school receives a $250 scholarship toward advancing science and art projects.
The second of two Honorable Mention winners is Rebekah Prokop from Granville schools! She won $50 in prize money and her school receives a $250 scholarship toward advancing science and art projects.