2018 Earth Science Week Contests

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Video Contest

"Earth Expressions"

Click here for more information about the Earth Expressions video contest celebrating the many ways artistic expression stems from the natural world where you are, and how art can be an excellent way to learn about the Earth. Leading up to Earth Science Week 2018, The American Geosciences Institute invites individuals and teams to enter the video contest. You are invited to submit a brief, original video that tells viewers how the Earth has inspired you or someone in your community to be creative. More info.

Photography Contest

"Inspired by Earth"

Humans, individually and in groups, use the planet’s natural systems for creative expression in many ways.These natural systems include the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). With a camera, you can capture evidence of ways people are inspired by Earth in their art, be it through dance, sculpture, or some other art form. In a photo, show how Earth serves as inspiration for your art where you are. Or simply snap a photo that shows a view of the natural world that you find inspiring, wherever you happen to be! More info.

Visual Arts Contest

"Earth and Art"

Earth science is the study of “Earth systems” — our planet’s land, water, air, and living things. The natural world is part of many things that people do, including making art. Think of ways we use stuff from the Earth in our art. Where do your paints and pencils come from? Think of how we show the Earth in our art. Do you like to draw landscapes, planets, or volcanoes? Think of all important ways we connect Earth and art, and use your work to show your connection. More info.

Essay Contest

"Finding 'Art' in Earth"

Geoscientists explore the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). As a result, Earth science expands our understanding of the natural features and processes that we often find so awe-inspiring. Much of what makes up art, from the materials used to create it to the natural inspiration for it, comes from the Earth. Focusing on one type of artistic expression, such as painting or music or fine food, explain how geoscience contributes to this art. More info.

Contest Winners from past years


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