ERCA Earth Day Contest Calling For Student Submissions

Sunday April 3rd, 2016

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The Lakeshore Discovery EcoTeam created a song and dance to encourage students to make environmentally wise choices, and were winners of last year’s Earth Day Contest.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Essex Region Conservation Authority is once again seeking creative submissions from students throughout Windsor/Essex/Pelee Island region.

This year, they are looking for students to show, in any creative medium, why trees are important to the environment and their local community. The contest coincides with Earth Day Canada’s  theme of #Rooting4Trees.

“Trees are a vital part of our environment and they often serve as symbols of a healthy ecosystem,” says ERCA’s Community Outreach Services Director Danielle Stuebing. “With this contest we want young people to tell us why trees matter to them.”

Students can submit pictures, poems and essays, and even photographs. The submissions will be separated into five grade-based categories, with one winner declared from each category. The only other requirements for submissions are that the students come from Windsor-Essex and are open to sharing their work with ERCA.

“We wanted this contest to be as open as possible, it’s not just for artists,” Stuebing says. “It’s really about young people showing why trees are important, which we hope will inspire others to get out to a tree planting and to appreciate the positive role trees play in their neighbourhood and the broader environment.”

The student submissions will be shared with the general public on the ERCA website and social media pages. The winning students will also be recognized at ERCA’s annual Earth Day tree planting event, which will take place at 10am on April 24th at the Little River Corridor at Florence and McHugh in Windsor, just east of the WFCU Centre.

The five winning submissions will be rewarded with an Earth Day prize pack at the Earth Day tree planting event.

Submissions can be sent to Alex Denonville with subject line “Earth Day contest.”  Images of art pieces are acceptable submissions.

  • By email at: [email protected]
  • By mail at: 360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, Essex, ON N8M 1Y6.
  • By fax at: 519-776-8688.
  • A full description of contest rules and ERCA’s Earth Day activities can be found at www.erca.org/EarthDay

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