An Arnold Mill Elementary School student has won a statewide poster contest.
Kindergartener Meredith Schneider won first place for her grade in the statewide Give Wildlife a Chance contest.
Almost 2,500 kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated in the 24th annual conservation art competition, according to its sponsors, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division and The State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Participants first competed at the local school level with drawings and paintings celebrating Georgia’s native plants and animals.
The 2014 contest theme was “Plug into Nature!” Artwork was judged on theme, originality and its quality and impact. Winning school entries proceeded to the state contest at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.
The posters are on display at the Go Fish Center in Perry and are posted online.
Each winner’s work will be printed on tote bags for the student, parents and teacher.