2017 Contest Winners

Photography Contest

Roxie Khalili of Foster City, California, won first place in the photo contest with an image of human-built infrastructure surrounding the lagoon and its inhabitants (below).

Submissions illustrated the theme "Earth and Human Activity Here." The following finalists captured evidence of human interaction with natural systems around their communities. 

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Click Here for the "Earth and Human Activity Here" Photo Map

Visual Arts Contest

David De Costa of Alexandria, Virginia, won first place in the visual arts contest with a creative and colorful drawing of earth, water, air, and living things. (below). 

Students in grades K-5 made two-dimensional artworks illustrating the theme “People and the Planet.”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):








 Essay Contest

Tracy Peucker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, won first place in the essay contest with a paper on "The Effects of Geosciences on Landslide Prevention."

Students in grades 6-9 wrote essays of up to 300 words addressing this year’s theme, “Human Interaction With Earth Systems.”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

The views and assertions presented in essays are neither endorsed by nor reflect the positions the American Geosciences Institute.

Video Contest

Sophie Schneider won first place in the video contest with her video on “Our Beautiful Earth.”

Individuals and teams created brief, original videos that tell viewers how people affect Earth systems, or how Earth systems affect people, through “Earth Connections” in their part of the world.

Finalists were:

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