(Deadline Oct. 14)
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests as part of Earth Science Week 2011, celebrating the theme of “Our Ever-Changing Earth, ” Oct. 9-15.
- Photography Contest: This year’s theme is “A World of Change in My Community,” and participants should use their cameras to capture evidence of long- or short-term changes taking place on our planet or in their own neighborhood. Students, geologists and the general public are all invited to participate.
- Visual Arts Contest: This contest is open to students grades K-5. The theme is “Picturing our Ever-Changing Earth.” Participants should create a two-dimensional piece of artwork to illustrate the various ways air, water, land and living things change over time.
- Essay Contest: This contest is open to students grades 6-9. The theme is, “How Change Shapes our Planet.” In a brief essay, participants should explain how interaction between Earth’s systems can change our world over time. The essay should discuss the processes used to study these changes and how human life can be affected by geologic transformation.
For more information on how to enter, rules, and about Earth Science Week 2011, visit: http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/.