2022 Contest Winners

Photography Contest

Litzia Galvan of Placentia, CA, won first place in the photo contest with an image, captured in Barnestable, MA, of female scientists contributing to an environmental assessment for restoring and protecting the highly productive ecosystems that are salt marshes.

2022 Winning Photography Contest Entry by Litzia Galvan

Submissions illustrated the theme “Sustainability in Action.”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Visual Arts Contest

Evelyn MacMichael of Oakland, CA, won first place in the visual arts contest with their colorful, self-portrait drawing that included many examples of ways that she could play a positive role in caring for the planet.

2022 Winning Visual Arts Contest Entry by Evelyn MacMichael

Students in grades K-5 made two-dimensional artworks illustrating the theme “Our Sustainable World.

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Essay Contest

Aislynn Carroll of Virginia Beach, VA, won first place in the essay contest with their paper titled "The Cost."

Students in grades 6-9 wrote essays of up to 300 words addressing how the Earth sciences can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas such as poverty, nutrition, education, equality, ecosystems, climate change, and/or industrial innovation.

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

Grace Yan of Morgantown, WV, won first place in the video contest with their entry "Yellow to Green: How School Buses Are the Next Step in Global Sustainability," which aims to raise awareness on air pollution and climate change and show how the smallest things on a global scale can push us toward sustainability. Click here to watch their winning video on YouTube.

Individuals and teams created brief, original videos exploring the many ways people are using the Earth sciences to make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet’s ability to support thriving life.

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