DEP Announces Earth Day Poster Contest Winners


PENSACOLA – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest. In celebration of Earth Day, the department invited fourth and fifth grade students from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to creatively illustrate the importance of protecting Florida’s beautiful natural environment: air, water, land and ecosystems.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Escambia County                             

First Place: Carolyn Wilbanks – Molino Park Elementary

Second Place: Cody Chavers – Molino Park Elementary

Third Place: Sarah Sconiers – Molino Park Elementary

Santa Rosa County

First Place: Gwyneth Jackson – Gulf Breeze Elementary

Second Place: Sean Johnson – Pea Ridge Elementary

Third Place: Lindsey Castor – Bagdad Elementary

“I’m excited about this year’s winners and the fantastic job these artists did in capturing many ways we can protect our environment,” said DEP’s Northwest District Director Shawn Hamilton. “It is reassuring to see that our students are learning so much about our environment in school.”

The posters, which represented one or more Earth friendly themes, were judged on originality, neatness and best use of theme. The many poster submissions will be on display through the end of April at the Northwest District Office located in the Chappie James Building at 160 West Government St. The winning posters are also displayed on the Northwest District’s website and additional pictures are available on the department’s Facebook page.  

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