Earth Day Photo Contest for Grades 5-8 – Deadline May 9, 2009

Earth is a system of connected parts — air, land, water and life. Each part is constantly changing, and affecting and being affected by the other parts. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is holding an Earth Day photo contest, asking middle school students to capture the changes in their local environment.

Between April 22-29, 2009, student participants will take a photograph of something that is changing in their local environment, whether it’s in the backyard, outside the school, in a local park, or off in the distance toward the horizon. Students will then research and write an explanation of the photograph (400 words or less).

The top three winners will receive a digital camera, digital photo frame and digital photo keychain, respectively. Entries must be received by e-mail or postmarked by May 9. Winners will be announced on the IGES Web site around June 2, 2009.

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