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1999 Children’s Turtle Poster Contest

Chris Sutherland
4th Grade, Scotts, Michigan

Chris Sutherland Poster
To Highlight the Conservation of North American Turtles

New York, NY, October 15, 1998 — The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society today announced its 1999 (seventh) Annual Children’s Turtle Poster Contest.  Over one-third of world’s 270 turtle species are seriously in need of conservation attention.  The contest was created to help educate both children and adults about the plight of turtles.  Past contests have received over 1,000 entries from all 50 states and Canada.

According to Lorri Cramer, the contest’s creator and organizer, “The poster should depict threats facing North American turtles in general, or may focus on one particular species.  Some examples might include, but are not limited to, excessive hunting for food and pets, pollution, roadkills, loss of habitat, and boat hits.”
Heide Shang
1st Grade, Toronto, Canada

Heide Shang Poster

Posters should be submitted on a heavy weight poster board and can measure either 12" x 18" or 18" x 24" in size.  Entries will be grouped according to age and grade level.  Mediums suggested are paint, magic marker, inks, or collage.  Name, address, phone number, age, grade, and name of school should be clearly printed on the back of the poster.

All entries will be judged by a panel of conservationists, artists, and teachers on the following criteria: content, originality, and artistic merit.  Prizes will include official Turtle Society T-shirts, books, and a one-year membership to the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society.
Lizzy Sann
5th Grade, New York, New York

Lizzy Sann Poster
Laura Larocca
7th Grade, Boxford, Massachusetts

Laura Larocca Poster
Winning posters will be exhibited at the 26th Annual Turtle and Tortoise Show in New York City in June 1999.  All posters will become the property of The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society.

No entry will be accepted before January 15, 1999, and all entries must be postmarked by April 30, 1999. 

Entries should be mailed to:

Poster Contest, c/o Lorri Cramer
New York Turtle and Tortoise Society
750 Columbus Avenue, 4W
New York, NY 10025, USA

If you have any questions concerning appropriate subject matter and rules, please contact:

Lorri Cramer:  (212) 459-4803  /  e-mail:

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