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2017 Earth Day Contests


Contest winners will be awarded prizes at the Earth Day Celebration on April 22 at Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena. 
Award Ceremony will be at 12:00 noon.

 

Quilt Block Contest Winners

Prize

Student

Teacher

School

Best Overall

Katelyn Wheeler

Julie Brinton

Iona Elementary

Neatness

Makenna Williams

Amy Johnson

Iona Elementary

Originality

Jenna Dewey

Kris Foster

Longfellow Elementary

Best Use of Theme

Lilian Wheeler

Art Hood

Rimrock Elementary

Artistic Merit

Naomi Churchill

Tyana Hulett

Longfellow Elementary

Imagination

Garda Marsh

Art Hood

Rimrock Elementary

Most Colorful

Nikota Williams

Julie Abbott

Rimrock Elementary

Best Idaho Content

Oakley Taylor

Julie Brinton

Iona Elementary

 

Essay Contest Winners

Student

Teacher

School

Rachel Cebull

Mrs. McCoy

Idaho Falls High School

Georgia Lanning

Mrs. McCoy

Idaho Falls High School

Kate Peterson

Mrs. McCoy

Idaho Falls High School

Brandon Meyer

Mrs. McCoy

Idaho Falls High School

 


Questions: Alana Jensen, 227-9020, alana.jensen@wastrenadvantage.com 
Prize sponsor: Wastren Advantage Inc.



Earth Day Poster Contest Poster
Grades K-3
Earth Day theme
Deadline:Deadline: April 3, 2017

  • Posters received may be used for advertising Earth Day Celebration in local businesses.
  • Posters must use an Earth Day Theme.
  • All public, private, or home-schooled students in kindergarten through 3rd grades are eligible to participate. There is a limit of one entry per student and there is no fee to enter.
  • The poster must be on a 8.5" x 11" piece of poster board or drawing paper.
  • Acceptable media includes cut paper, poster paints, watercolor, color pencil, pastels, oil, crayon, pencil, charcoal, and markers. PLEASE NOTE: Pastels, pencil, and charcoal must be sprayed to prevent smearing.
  • All entries must have the name, grade level, and school of the artist attached to the back of the poster. No artist's name may appear on the front of the poster.

  • Posters will be judged in the following categories:

    • Best Use of Theme
    • Originality
    • Neatness
  • Contest winners will be announced in April 2017.

  • Contest sponsors will award each winner a $25 prize. In addition, each winning student’s classroom will receive a $25 cash award.

  • Teachers can submit entries.

  • All entries will become property of Idaho Falls Earth Day Committee and will not be returned.  Posters may be displayed in businesses and offices in Idaho Falls prior to the event.  All posters will be displayed at the Earth Day Celebration.

  • Mail or drop off entries at: Wastren Advantage Inc, 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
     


Earth Day Quilt Block Competition Quilt
Grades 4-7
Earth Day theme
Deadline: Deadline: April 3, 2017

  • Quilt blocks must use an Earth Day Theme.

  • Quilt blocks will be provided by the Earth Day Committee and may be requested by contacting Alana Jensen, Wastren Advantage Inc (alana.jensen@wastrenadvantage.com  or 227-9020). Only blocks supplied by the Earth Day Committee will be made into Earth Day quilts for display at the Celebration.

  • All public, private, or home-schooled students in 4th through 7th grades are eligible to participate. There is a limit of one entry per student and there is no fee to enter.

  • Please be sure that any trim you use can be laundered.

  • All entries must have the student's name, teacher’s name and school submitted with the quilt block.

  • Contest winners will be announced in April 2017.

  • Quilt blocks will be judged in the following categories:

    • Best Use of Theme

    • Originality

    • Neatness

  • A $25 prize first prize for each category will be awarded. Every prize winner’s classroom will also receive a $25 prize.

  • All entries will become property of Idaho Falls Earth Day Committee and will not be returned. Quilt blocks will be joined into an Idaho Falls Earth Day Quilt and displayed at the Idaho Falls Earth Day Celebration.

  • Mail or drop off entries at: Wastren Advantage Inc., 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
     


Earth Day Essay Competition Essay

Grades 8-12
Earth Day theme
Deadline: April 3, 2017

  • Each entry must address one of the following topics:
     

    • Why was Earth Day established? Is it still important today?

    • There seems to be a disagreement about the future of our planet. Some think we are causing irreversible damage to the Earth and some think the planet’s future has never looked brighter. What do you think? Be sure to include at least three examples to support your argument.

    • According to EPA, U.S. residents, businesses, and institutions produce approximately 4.5  pounds of waste per person per day. That means about 400,000 pounds of garbage is produced each day in Bonneville County and that number will grow as our population grows. What would you do as a county official to formulate a long-term plan for handling all that trash?
       

  • All public, private, or home-schooled students in 8th through 12th grades are eligible to participate. There is a limit of one entry per student and there is no fee to enter.

  • Entries must not exceed 350 words.

  • The essay must be typed. Please put your name, grade, address, school, and teacher’s name at the upper left hand corner of your essay.

  • Essays will be judged on content, organization and grammar.

  • Contestants can submit essays by e-mail to alana.jensen@wastrenadvantage.com  or by dropping them off at the Wastren Advantage Inc. office at 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls.

  • Contest winners will be announced in April 2017.

  • One $25 prize will be awarded to an entrant in each grade. Every prize winner’s classroom will also receive a $25 prize.

  • All entries will become property of Idaho Falls Earth Day Committee and will not be returned. Winning essays may be published.

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SculptureEarth Day Recyclable Art Sculpture Contest

Guidelines

 

Idaho Falls Earth Day Celebration will host a recyclable art sculpture contest to raise awareness among students and their communities about the need for recycling and what materials are recyclable locally.   

 

Contest entries should be planned around the theme “Rethink Recycling” and use only recyclable materials for creating the art.  All entries will be displayed during the Earth Day event and a Peoples' Choice Award will be presented to the sculpture receiving the greatest number of visitor’s votes.

 

Sculptures will be judged on:

  • Number of Recyclable Categories used. (i.e., wood, paper, plastic, metals — Glass and duct tape are NOT permitted.)

  • Percent of sculpture made from recycled materials

  • Originality (Sculpture can be realistic or abstract)

  • Design and artistic impact (WOW factor)

  • Complexity of sculpture

If your class or school would like to participle in this contest, please contact  Alana Jensen at 227-9020 or by email at alana.jensen@wastrenadvantage.com   Check out www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/matchtmp.html for ideas.