2021 Earth Science Week Contests

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Video Contest

"Water Is Part of Life Around the World"

(All ages)

Click here for more information about the Water Is Part of Life Around the World video contest. Leading up to Earth Science Week 2021, the American Geosciences Institute invites individuals and teams to enter the video contest. You are invited to submit a brief, original video exploring the many ways people interact with water, perhaps our most vital natural resource!

Photography Contest

"Water as a Resource in My Community"

(All ages)

We can see water everywhere — in our food and drink, our cleaning practices, our playtime, our travel and business, our energy, our environment, and more. Consider the Earth systems; that is, the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). What are some of the special ways that people use, or are impacted by, water? With your camera, capture an image of the ways water is an important part of life in your community. More info.

Visual Arts Contest

 "Water and Me"

 (Grades K-5)

Earth science is the study of Earth systems — our planet’s land, water, air, and living things — and how they affect each otherConsider your daily life. What are the ways you use water? How does water shape your life? What impact do you have on water? Use your creative ability to produce an original work of art that shows the roles that water plays in your life. Click here for more info.

Essay Contest

"How We Understand, Use, and Protect Water"

(Grades 6-9)

Think of the many ways people find, study, manage, process, distribute, use, and protect water resources. As individuals and as a society, we make important decisions about water that touch on issues such as energy, climate change, the environment, natural hazards, technology, industry, agriculture, recreation, conservation, and the economy. How can we use water as a natural resource in ways that support sustainable practices? More info.

Contest Winners from past years


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