Stormwater Poster Contest

2018 “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution”        Poster Contest!

The Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) is proud to announce our fifth annual Stormwater Pollution Poster Contest!  In honor of Earth Month (April), we invite all youth in grades 2-5 who live in the City of Northfield to participate in our contest entitled, “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution.”

Everything in our streets, sidewalks and even in our yards can end up in the Cannon River from leaves and litter to dog waste and the salt on our sidewalks. Your students can join youth across the city by entering our poster contest and top winners will receive great prizes and prestigious recognition!  First place in each age group (grades 2 & 3 and grades 4 & 5) will receive a year of custard from Culver’s!  Second place will receive five rounds of bowling from Jesse James Lanes and third place will win two rounds of bowling.  All of the top three students in each age group will be honored at a City Council meeting and their posters put on display at City Hall and on CRWP’s website for a year.

Posters are due on at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. You can mail them to Kevin Strauss or drop them off at the CRWP Office, 400 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057

Attached below is contest information sheet with more details about the contest. I’ve also attached the official contest handout that can go home with students who would like to participate on their own, or under your guidance. I’ve included contest handouts in both English and Spanish.

Questions? Contact Kevin Strauss at 507-786-3913 or at   

Download Contest Flyer and Info Sheets Here:

Poster contest Flyer English 2018

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2018 “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Contest Sponsors

100 Northfield youth participated in 2017’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Poster Contest!  Below are the winning entries–Little_Raindrop_Fishing

Cannon River Watershed Partnership and the City of Northfield together hold the Stormwater Poster Contest each spring. Students submit original posters supporting the theme “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution.” The top three poster-creators have their work displayed in City Hall for a year, are presented with an award at a City Council meeting, and receive amazing local PRIZES!

Congratulations to the 2017 winners and thank you to the teachers and students who participated! 

Top three poster-creators have their work displayed in City Hall this year and were presented with an award at the City Council meeting on Tuesday May 16th, 2017!

2017 Poster Winners Grades 2_3

2017 Poster Contest Winners Grades 4_5

First Place Grades 4-5: Josie Hauck, Prairie Creek Community SchoolJosie Hauck First Place Grade 45

Second Place Grades 4-5: Corrie Demas, Prairie Creek Community SchoolCorrie Demas Second Place Grade 45

Third Place Grades 4-5: Darby Willkomm, Greenvale Park ElementaryDarby Willkomm Third Place Grade 45

First Place Grades 2-3: Sydney Swedin, Prairie Creek Community SchoolSydney Swedin First Place Grade 23

Second Place Grades 2-3: Everett Olson, Greenvale Park ElementaryEverett Olson Second Place Grade 23

Third Place Grades 2-3: Sonya Pick, St. Dominic School Sonya Pick Third Place Grade 23

Honorable mentionsHonorable Mentions 2017 Poster Contest

Thank you judges, Cole Johnson from the City of Northfield and Bridget Novak from the Northfield Arts Guild for your time… it was a difficult decision again this year!

So Many Posters 2017

**For more information or desire to participate in the 2017-2018 school year, contact Kristi Pursell:, (507) 786-3916**

First prize was free Culver’s custard for a year, second prize was four rounds of bowling from Jesse James Lanes, and third prize was two rounds of bowling also from Jesse James Lanes!  Thanks to these locally-owned businesses, the City of Northfield and Xcel Energy Foundation for making this contest possible.

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