The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 invites 6th-8th students in IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI to participate in the “Green and Healthy Schools Art Challenge.” The contest asks students to draw or design “what makes their school green and healthy or what could make their school green and healthy.”
In addition to getting middle-school students to think about what makes a school green and healthy, the drawings will be educational for EPA, teachers and parents as they will show us what our children think about environmental protection and environmental health and safety in the school environment.
A winner from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin will be chosen based on the most creative and representative drawings/design of green schools and featured on EPA’s website. Winners will receive a plaque and other prizes. A certificate will be awarded to each student who enters.
Follow these simple rules to participate in the challenge:
- Middle school entries only (6-8 grade)
- Entries must be no larger than 11×17 on either paper or canvas.
- Artwork containing the following will not be accepted: glitter, magazine or newspaper clippings, copyrighted images (e.g., cartoon characters)
- Entries can be either a drawing of green school features or a design of a green school building.
- Please indicate student’s first and last name on the back of each entry. (Attention teachers or youth groups: If you submit a multiple entries from your school or organization, please write the name of the organization along with the students first and last name on the back of the poster.)
Entries should be sent to:
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd. (AT-18J)
Chicago, IL 60604
All entries must be received by EPA no later than Friday, April 15, 2011. EPA encourages entrants to use recycled paper and packaging.
For additional information please contact Megan Gavin, 312-353-5282, email@example.com or Ameshia Cross, 312-353-8242, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://epa.gov/region5/enved/
NOTE: Due to the large volume of entries expected, entries cannot be returned to students or their teachers. All entries become the property of EPA and may be used for publication or display. Artwork may be modified for reproduction purposes.