As part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) activities, the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. Entries will be judged at the local section level and then be advance to the National contest for a chance at prizes there.
All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered: Haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme or blank verse. Entries are judged based upon relevance and incorporation of the CCED theme (“Climate Science—More than Just A Weather Report”), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
All entries must be original works without aid from others. Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (of any type) not larger than 11” x 14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration. Only one entry per student will be accepted.
The deadline for entries is April 24, 2015. Please mail entries to: SCALACS, 14934 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248 or email to email@example.com. Winners will receive a $25 prize. For more information, contact the Section office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
April 19 (10 am – 4 pm) & April 22, 2015 (10 am – 2 pm) Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Activities at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037. The 2015 theme is: “Climate Science–It’s More than a Weather Report”. Join volunteers for CCED activities. Dates and times will be listed on the SCALACS website. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Henry Abrash at: email@example.com.