Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

To improve impact and engage broader audiences, IGES is currently assessing how to more effectively conduct its student contests.  Therefore, new contest rules and guidelines will be published later in 2015 for implementation in 2016.  If you have suggestions, please send to [email protected].

Since 2007, IGES has sponsored the Earth Day Photo & Essay Contests for students in grades 5-8. This unique national effort aims to engage students in experiencing and thinking about our changing world.

To participate in the contest, students must take a photograph depicting change in their local environment during the week of Earth Day (April 22-29) and submit an essay about the change taking place in the photograph.

Visit the pages below to learn more about the contest and view the award-winning entries from previous years.

2014 Photo Contest

IGES Photo Contest

The winners for the 2014 contest have been announced! Click “Read More” to see this year’s winners and read the top three essays. 

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