The Trimble County Conservation District has named its winners for annual children’s writing and art contests.

Students from around the state, including Trimble County, competed in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests by completing drawings and essays inspired by their education on soil, water, forestry and wildlife conservation.

Trimble County Middle School student Shelby Wilcoxson was named the county’s overall winner for the writing category and Milton Elementary student Paige Heinz earned top marks in the art category.

Other students recognized in the writing contest include Milton Elementary students Emma Ginn, Aubree Craig and Jeffrey Ward. Trimble County Middle School students Isabella Lainhart and Kalynn Meece were also selected.

For the art portion, Bedford Elementary students Adeline Howerton, Maria Pugh and Sadie Evans were chosen along with Milton Elementary students Cora Wieczorek and Macy Rowlett.

An awards banquet for students and their families will be held Friday at the University of Kentucky extension office in Bedford.