Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

 
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2018 Kids for Conservation Birdhouse Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2018 Kids for Conservation poetry competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition and  9th-12th in the KFC Birdhouse competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

1st Place Birdhouse Winner:

Dragon by Benjamin Holmes

Grade 11, James Island Charter High

 

2nd Place Birdhouse Winner:

My Bird is Bad and Boujee by William Dalton-Penn

Grade 12, Cane Bay High

 

3rd Place Birdhouse Winner:

Reef by Maryna Dilligard

James Island Charter High

 

Honorable Mention:

Antler Abode by Caleb Krohn

Grade 11, Cane Bay High

 

Honorable Mention:

Grizzly Bear by Shalohm Manneraak

Grade 12, Summerville High School

 

Honorable Mention:

Tuki Tuki by Nicole Stolf

Grade 12, Summerville High School

 

 
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Can’t Miss Events at SEWE 2018

While all of our SEWE events are truly spectacular, mapping out your weekend to experience everything that SEWE 2018 has to offer can be overwhelming. We’ve highlighted a few of our ‘can’t miss’ activities, events, demos and overall SEWE must-dos below to help you round out your list! We even tailor-made the schedule to your tastes.

 

Read below to check out our day-by-day top recommendations this weekend for the sportsman, art lover and family.

 

FOR THE SPORTSMAN…

If you’re a lover of the outdoors and the sporting lifestyle, you could hangout in Brittlebank Park all day long and never be bored. However, each SEWE venue has something that you’ll appreciate and enjoy!

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Retriever Demos: Dogs of all breeds and ages show off their retriever skills with some of the best handlers in the business.

Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 1pm & 4pm.

 

Fly Fishing Demo: The experts from Charleston Angler will provide insider tips on building up your fishing skills!

Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 2pm.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Beretta Gallery and James Purdey & Sons: The Beretta Gallery and James Purdey & Sons are exhibiting at SEWE this year! Fine Sporting Arms will be on display and available for purchase by highly regarded manufacturers James Purdey & Sons and Beretta on the second floor of Charleston Place Hotel. Barrett and Westley Richards will both have displays at the SEWE Marketplace in the Gaillard Center and SEWE partner Palmetto State Armory will have fine sporting arms and other products available for purchase at the Charleston Marriott.Visit with the knowledgeable representatives who are available to answer questions about your needs in the field.

Where: Charleston Place, Marriott Hotel and Gaillard Center

When: 10am – 6pm

 

Decoy Auction by Guyette and Deeter:If you can pull yourself away from those beautiful firearms, you’ll also want to check out the Decoy Auction by Guyette and Deeter. An investment quality decoy and painting auction held by Guyette & Deeter, Inc., offering over 250 investment quality decoys and paintings without reserve ranging from $200 to over $25,000. The auction will consist of mostly Atlantic Coast decoys including examples by Elmer Crowell, the Ward Brothers, Ned Burgess, William Bowman, Ira Hudson, Lee Dudley, Mark McNair and many other carvers.

Where: Charleston Marriott

When: Noon – 5 pm

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Saltwater Inshore & Outshore Fishing Demos: This event put on by Charleston Anglers will showcase techniques and skills to be a pro on the water!

Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 12pm & 2pm

 

National Wild Turkey Foundation: For those of you that hunt birds there will be some great exhibits like the National Wild Turkey Foundation (Swamp Fox Chapter), as well as a few of the best breeders around for hunting dogs like: Palmetto Gun Dogs and Webfoot Retrievers all in the same place.

Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 10am – 5 pm

 

SEWE Marketplace: The SEWE Marketplace is a curated collection of outstanding local, regional and national artisans, craftsmen and Southern tastemakers and will include a varied mix of creations, including handcrafted furniture, woodworks, nature photography, knifemakers, jewelry and much more.

Where: Gaillard Center

When: 10am – 5pm

 

FOR THE ART LOVER…

SEWE presents some amazing opportunities to admire the beautiful work of wildlife artists and craftsmen from around the world.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt and Auction: View the skill and technique it takes to create a masterpiece at this unique event. Watch as artists paint and sculpt in real-time, generating an original piece in just one hour. All art will be up for auction.

Where: Charleston Place

When: 3pm

 

Q&A with Jeff Foxworthy – The Artist: He might be known for comedy, but at SEWE 2018 Jeff Foxworthy is here to show off his artistic skills along with a dash of humor. Stop by his exhibition in the Gaillard Center before attending his Q&A where he will answer questions about his sketches, the inspiration behind them and how his ideas make their way to paper.

Where: Gaillard Center

When: 4pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Duet & Quintet and Auction: Sculptures, oil paintings and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Quartet. Watch as past SEWE Featured Artists Chad Poppleton and D. Lee paint and sculpt in real time to the sound of symphonic music. After the show, all produced art will be up for auction.

Where: Charleston place

When: 2pm

 

Preview: Decoy Auction by Guyette & Deeter: Decoys are one of the oldest expressions of folk art. We’ll have unique and handcrafted decoys on display ranging from $200 to more than $10,000. Stop by for previews of all the decoys being sold at auction, as well a special display of decoys from a private collection.

Where: Charleston Marriott

When: 10am – 12pm

 

Fine Art Gallery: Our Fine Art Gallery will host more than 100 world-renowned artists and sculptors. View work in a variety of mediums including oils, graphite, bronze, wood and scratchboards.

Where: Charleston Place

When: 10am – 6pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

SEWE Marketplace: The SEWE Marketplace is a curated collection of outstanding local, regional and national artisans, craftsmen and Southern tastemakers and will include a varied mix of creations, including handcrafted furniture, woodworks, nature photography, knifemakers, jewelry and much more.

Where: Gaillard Center

When: 10am – 5pm

 

FOR THE KIDS…

SEWE is an event for the whole family. Kids 10 and under are free at all general admission venues and events.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Dockdogs: There’s nothing quite as enchanting as watching dogs soar through the air in our dockdogs competition. Your kids can get an up-close view on Friday, when the crowds at Brittlebank are lighter compared to the rest of the weekend.

Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 10:00am to 5:30pm

 

Birds of Prey Demo: If your kids loved seeing dogs fly, imagine them getting to see wild animals that can really soar! The Birds of Prey demonstrations from Center of Birds of Prey is a must see.

Where: Marion Square

When: 3pm

 

New to SEWE – Sheep and Duck Herding Demonstrations!

Come to SEWE every year? We’ve got a few new attractions in 2018, and one of the ones that the kids can’t miss is our Sheep and Duck Herding Demonstrations. It’s new and it’s awesome. The demos features dogs, sheep… and you guessed it, ducks. Master trainer, Bill Coburn, joins us at SEWE to show off his border collies as they herd sheep and ducks through all kinds of obstacles. Where: Brittlebank Park

When: 11am and 3pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show: This puppet show is geared towards children teaching them the importance of respecting the environment.

Where: Marion Square

When: 10:30am & 4pm

 

Orianne Society: Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (like quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

Where: Marion Square

When: 1pm

 

Jack Hanna Show: Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Jack’s enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Where: Gaillard Center

When: 12:30pm & 3:30pm

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show: Bring the kids along and watch as they, and you, are awed and fascinated by the amazing creatures that Busch Wildlife will bring to the stage… featuring a large variety from alligators to bobcats and foxes.

Where: Gaillard Center

When: 11am

 

 

 

 

 
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SEWE Directory

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has been bringing together art collectors and wildlife enthusiasts for the past 36 years. Through history, SEWE has remained true to its roots. Its values of honoring wildlife and nature are ingrained in the framework of our event, much like paint on a canvas. We hope you can join us for SEWE 2018 where we will applaud the works of world-renowned artists, sculptors, exhibitors and entertainers. Together, let’s celebrate the art of tradition.

 
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2018 Live Auction Preview

From art to a handcrafted furniture to pursuits across the globe, preview the line up of fabulous auction items available to bid on during the SEWE Preview Gala and Auction, being held Thursday, February 15, 2018 as part of the SEWE VIP program. Happy bidding!

 
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Live Presentations

LIVE PRESENTATIONS AT SEWE 2018

SEWE is excited to offer the following live presentations throughout the weekend. All of these shows are included with your general admission ticket. And don’t forget – kids 10 and under are free!

 

 

JEFF FOXWORTHY

Friday, 2/16 at 4 PM  |  Gaillard Center

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, and he channels his artistic talents in various forms. Since Jeff was a child, he has been creating sketches for his own enjoyment. In a rare opportunity, attendees will have the opportunity to view Jeff’s work in the SEWE Marketplace as well as attend a Q&A where he will discuss where he draws his inspiration and how an idea makes its way to paper.

 

JACK HANNA

Friday, 2/16 at 2 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 12:30 & 3:30 PM  |  Gaillard Center

Presented by Boeing
Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Jack’s enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. In addition to frequent appearances on programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Jack hosts the three time Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

SHEEP & DUCK HERDING DEMONSTRATIONS

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM & 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 11 AM & 3 PM  |  Sunday, 2/18 at 1 PM  |  Brittlebank Park

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

New this year, join Windy Knolls Farm owner and master trainer, Bill Coburn, as he showcases the fascinating world of herding instinctive to the Border Collie breed. Watch his collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a whistle and a few commands.

 

BUSCH WILDLIFE

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM   |  Sunday, 2/18 at 11 AM  |  Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY

Friday, 2/16 at 11 AM and 3 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM |  Sunday, 2/18 at 1 PM | Marion Square

Presented by BP America
One of the most entertaining and educational shows during SEWE. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks while learning about the important role they play in our ecosystem.

 

THE ORIANNE SOCIETY

Friday, 2/16 at 1 PM  |  Saturday, 2/17 at 3 PM |  Sunday, 2/18 at 3 PM  |  Marion Square

Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. Learn why and how The Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (such as quail, turkey and deer) in this informative presentation with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

 

 

 
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Where to Buy Tickets

February 1st is the last day to buy tickets online for the 2018 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

Tickets are available at the following locations now through the event:

DOWNTOWN
The Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street (Monday-Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Charleston Visitors Center, 375 Meeting Street (Daily, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

MT. PLEASANT
Town of Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd in the New Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park (Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

KIAWAH ISLAND
Kiawah Visitors Center, Town Hall, 200 Beachwalker Drive (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

NORTH CHARLESTON
North Charleston Visitors Center/American LaFrance Fire Museum, 4975-B Centre Point Drive (Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

You may also purchase tickets on-site, during SEWE 2018, at the following locations:
– Brittlebank Park
– Charleston Place Hotel
– Gaillard Center
– Marion Square

For more information . . .

 

 
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2018 Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

The 2018 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in! To say we are overwhelmed by the talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their respective teachers and parents is an understatement.  We are BLOWN away. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

And a standing ovation to Abi O’Donnell from Thomas Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC, for being chosen as the 2018 SC Junior Duck Stamp Best of Show. Good luck at the Federal Judging on April 20.

 

“Smug Mug ” 2018 Best of Show by Abi O’ Donnell
Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Announcing the 2018 SC Junior Duck Stamp Winning Entries

BEST OF SHOW

Abi O’Donnell – age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC


GROUP I (Grades K-3)

1st

Abhi Balachandran – Age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Addison Carpenter – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Stella Jones – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

2nd

Will Cowell – Age 8, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Noah Deemer – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Olivia Newman – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Georgia Bauer – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Freeman – Age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Kameya Jackson – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Honorable Mention

Lola Barwick – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Lorelai Branch – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Mady Casselman – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
William Craine – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Kaylee Farnham – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Parker Kinard – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Bella LaSalle – Age 9, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Augusta Mason – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Lucas Powers – Age 9, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner
Hunter Smith – Age 8, H.E. Bonner Elementary School, Moncks Corner


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

1st

Tabby Perry – Age 12, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Adam Sproles – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Grace Zuo – Age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

2nd

Lauren Newman – Age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellison Newman – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Camryn Trent – Age 9, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

3rd

Sophia Jones – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Marley Luke – Age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Isabella Stier, Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention

Alanah Alston – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Kairi Barwick – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dakota Cox – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Aleksandria Dunkin – Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sam Evans – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ellie Hudson – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Michael Jones – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Dezmond Mitchell – Age 9, St James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville, SC
Emily Pinkham – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Brianna Richardson – Age 9, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Connor Scalzitti – Age 10, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Conway, SC
Colt Stanley – Age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Siri Surapaneni – Age 9, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Brenna Ullrey – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Dezyre Weston – Age 9, St. James Santee Elementary School, McClellanville
Carmen Zarcone – Age 11, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

1st

Caycee Coleman – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Abi O’Donnell – Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Alina Sluzhyvenkova – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

2nd

Chase Breeland – Age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Karra Canady – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Meredith Rogers – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Emma Elliott – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Millie Anne Morris – Age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Caroline Sharp – Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Honorable Mention

Katie Alford – Age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Meenakshi Balachandran – Age 12, Calvary Christian School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Dakota Bradham – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Lily Cleveland – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Madison Crouch – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Matthew Curl – Age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
LeeAnna Fingerlin – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Elizabeth Glendinning – Age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Alex Gomez – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Kalisha Hill – Age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Thomas Kang – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Gabriel Miller – Age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Catherine Murphy – Age 14, Academy of Arts, Science & Technology, Conway, SC
Ethan Proctor – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Carly Sabados – Age 13, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC
Amelia Sorcia – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

1st

Destiny Denue – Age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC
Lillan Rush – Age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Olivia Sweatt – Age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

2nd

Jorge Feria de la Cruz – Age 18, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
JoAnn Lawhorn – Age 16, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Kieran Ullrey – Age 16, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

3rd

Shay Gammon – Age 16, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Rose Holstein – Age 18, Homeschool, Mt Pleasant, SC
Ava Kronberg – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Dickenson – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Carmen Doubravo – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Madison Evans – Age 16 Michael’s Masterpieces Sumter SC
Kayce Hall – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Caitlin Harrison – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Aiden Hathaway – Age 15, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Angelina Henry – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Chase Jarvis – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Grace Moore – Age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Juliann Moua – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC
Jadzia Priest – Age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Jazus Shepherd – Age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Chazz Swiech – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School Goose Creek, SC
Cinthya Villasenor – Age 15, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Iris Vlahogiannis – Age 16, Berekely Center for the Arts and Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, SC
Amanda Wierschem – Age 16, Homeschool, Sumter, SC

 

2018 Conservation Message Winners

 

GROUP I (Grades K-3)

Put the trash where it belongs so ducks can live long!
Georgia Bauer – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is important to me because God created our wildlife & wetlands. It is our job to take care of what he has given us!
Kameya Jackson – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Don’t be nerdy save a birdie!
Olivia Newman – Age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Save a duck before they’re out of luck!
Lola Barwick – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Don’t litter so the earth will glitter!
Addison Carpenter – Age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

 

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

What flies tomorrow was saved today.
Tabby Perry – Age 12, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Say it loud! Say it clear! There is no room for trash here!
Ellie Hudson – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

The ducks are few if the waters aren’t blue.
Brenna Ullrey – Age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is important to me because it means saving lives. We are conserving habitats for these birds so that they stay alive. That is important.
Madison Beckles – Age 10, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Conservation is a gift we give to the world. Nature’s beauty is a gift we receive in return.
Lexi Greve – Age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)

All Creatures have their own specific and critical roles in nature.
Abi O’Donnell – Age 14, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

Stewardship of God’s creation is the foundation of conservation.
Chase Breeland – Age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Spread your wings, cause a splash, make a difference because wildlife is our future!
Meredith Rogers – Age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

Conservation is the key that opens the door to a better future for our environment.
Elizabeth Glendinning – Age 14, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

Wildlife paints us the background of our past, but conservation paints us the picture of our future.
Emma Tiberian – Age 12, Thomas Cario Middle School, Mt Pleasant, SC

 

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)

Nature is the basis of art, beauty in its truest form. It is our job as artists to preserve its authenticity.
Destiny Denue – Age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

Conservation is not only for wildlife, but also for those who look to nature for life. People.
Juliann Moua – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

Conserving a habitat saves more than a species, it preserves their beauty and grace for everyone to enjoy.
Chase Jarvis – Age 17, Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, SC

Pigeon, Pigeon, Goose… Doesn’t sound right without the duck, right? Conserve the wildlife.
Austin Cumbee – Age 17, Cane Bay High School, Summerville, SC

Just as a lake ripples when a fowl’s feathers touch the water, the actions that we execute spread beyond us, affecting our environment.
Mary Kathryn Davidson – Age 17, SCAIHS, Elgin, SC

 

See all of the winning entries here . . .

Best of Show! Group III_1st_O'Donnell, Abi_Age 14_Thomas Cairo Middle School, Mt Pleasant

 
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Plan Your Weekend

Learn the skinny on all things SEWE 2018 with the show brochure. Full schedule, lineup of events, new attractions, special events and more included. Map out your weekend with this handy, dandy guide.

 
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Meet Clint McNeal

We’re pleased to announce our 2018 SEWE Ambassador, Clint McNeal. Clint will join us in the field for the entire SEWE weekend to show fans a behind-the-scenes look at the exposition, including invite-only events, performances and venue grounds.

A Georgia native turned Charleston local, Clint is a private lands conservationist, sportsman, and freelance writer. A former wildlife biologist and land conservation specialist with the Georgia Conservancy, Clint now owns his own land conservation consulting firm, through which he assists landowners through the conservation easement process.

When not working to protect land, Clint can be found exploring The South from the mountains to the coast – usually with a fly rod, bow-and-arrow, or gun in his hand. You can follow along on his outdoor adventures throughout the South and abroad on Instagram: @clint_mcneal.

Join us in welcoming Clint to the SEWE team. If you see him around town, say hi!

 
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2018 Kids for Conservation Poetry Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the 2018 Kids for Conservation poetry competition winners! Students from the Tri-County area in grades 1st-5th were invited to compete in the KFC Poster Competition, while students in grades 6th-8th competed in the KFC Photography and Poetry Competition. Yet again we received a wonderful selection of entries from our talented young artists, writers and photographers and would like to thank the participants, teachers and parents.

 

1st Place Poetry Winner:

What Nature Means to You by Brook Newman

Grade 7, Laing Middle School 

 

2nd Place Poetry Winner:

Fall is Here by Hope McEvoy

Grade 6, Laing Middle School 

 

3rd Place Poetry Winner:

Flowing Marsh Air by Luke Rollins

Grade 7, Laing Middle School 

 
 
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