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Visual Arts Contest 2012
"Imagine Me, an Earth Scientist!"
About the Contest
AGI is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2012. The visual arts theme for this year is: "Imagine Me, an Earth Scientist!"
Please see below for contest guidelines.
Click here to download the visual arts contest entry
Who can enter?
The visual arts contest is open to any interested person in grades K-5. You must be a resident of the United States to enter.
What is the subject of the contest?
Your artwork should focus on the topic "Imagine Me, an Earth Scientist!"
Earth scientists — or "geoscientists" — are curious about Earth's land, water, air, and living things. These scientists study systems in nature, such as our planet's environment, natural resources, weather patterns, plant and animal life, and the solar system. Imagine that you are a geoscientist. What would you study? How would you gather information? What tools would you use? Use artwork to show yourself as an Earth scientist.
What do I need to submit?
A valid submission will contain the following information:
1. A two-dimensional (flat) visual arts project no larger than 24 x 36 inches, dealing with the topic "Imagine Me, an Earth Scientist!" Each visual arts project must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
2. Your personal information and a one- to two-sentence description in English of what the image demonstrates printed on the back of the visual arts project:
First and last name
How should I submit my visual arts project?
Submissions for the visual arts contests must be mailed.
All mailed submissions must be sent to:
Earth Science Week 2012 Visual Arts Contest
If you have any questions about your visual arts project, please e-mail the Earth Science Week staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the deadline?
All mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, October 19, 2012.
How will the visual arts projects be judged?
The visual arts projects will be judged by a panel of geoscientists on creativity and relevance to and incorporation of the topic.
What are the prizes?
The selected entry will win $300 and a copy of AGI’s Faces of Earth DVD. The winner's and finalists' names and entries will be posted to the Earth Science Week website. No cash substitution for prizes will be permitted, and prizes are nontransferable.
Disclaimer: By submitting an entry, an entrant agrees to allow the American Geosciences Institute to use his or her name to post on the AGI Web site, without compensation unless prohibited. All entries and all rights of ownership in and to the entries, including all rights to use, reproduce, publish, modify, edit, and distribute the same will become the exclusive property of AGI and will not be returned. AGI reserves the right to edit, modify, adapt, copyright, publish, use, and reproduce any and all entries without further compensation. The American Geosciences Institute, its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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