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Participate Form

2018 Earth Day Contests


Contest winners will be awarded prizes at the Earth Day Celebration on April 28 at Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena. 
Award Ceremony will be at 12:00 noon.

 


Questions: Alana Jensen, 227-9020, alana.jensen@vnsfs.com 
Prize sponsor: Veolia ESER Program



Earth Day Poster Contest Poster
Grades K-3
Earth Day theme
Deadline: April 2, 2018

  • 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.

  • 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 2018.

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: Veolia ESER Program, 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
 


Earth Day Quilt Block Competition Quilt
Grades 4-7
Earth Day theme
Deadline:Deadline: April 2, 2018

  • 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, Veolia ESER Program (alana.jensen@vnsfs.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 2018.

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: Veolia ESER Program, 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
     


Earth Day Essay Competition Essay

Grades 8-12
Earth Day theme
Deadline: April 2, 2018

     

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@vnsfs.com  or by dropping them off at the Veolia ESER Program office at 120 Technology Drive, Idaho Falls.

  • Contest winners will be announced in April 2018.

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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