Youth Awards and Activities for 2016-2017

State winners (from each grade level) in contests 1, 2, and 3 will receive certificates/ribbons and free lunch. T-shirt, and zoo admission on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at  The Youth Symposium, Riverbanks Zoo Safari Club, Columbia, SC. (Parents and siblings who attend, pay for lunch and reduced zoo admission).

If you are interested in applying for the following:

Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

Poetry Contest 2016 Theme: ‘We Three: Bees, Butterflies, and Me”

Youth Sculpture Contest Using Recyclable, Reused, or Reduced Materials

High School Essay Contest 2016 Theme” We Need Our Pollinators”

Girl Scout Badge

Please go to the website to get complete forms to apply. Deadline is December 15, 2016.

If you have further questions about Youth Awards, please contact Youth Symposium Chairman, Jacqueline Weinzierl at or GCSC Youth Awards Chairman Linda Howle,  at