Submissions for Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest due March 19
The City of Hayward is accepting environmentally themed works from kindergarten through Grade 12 students for consideration in its annual Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest.
Interested participants can submit an original poster, poem or essay about Earth Day for the chance to win up to $200 in gift cards.
The contest gives students the opportunity to express their unique views on water and energy conservation, renewable energy, active transportation, sustainable agriculture, recycling and composting, a litter-free environment and environmental justice.
Two winners for poster entries and two winners for poem/essay entries will be selected from each of the following grade categories: K-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade. Entries will be judged on originality, clarity, and expression of theme. In each category, first place winners will receive a $200 gift card and second place winners a $150 gift card. Teachers of winning students also will receive gift cards. Students who submit winning entries will be invited to attend a virtual City Council meeting in April to receive their prize and a certificate of achievement from Mayor Barbara Halliday.
Poster & Writing Contest submission are due Friday, March 19. To qualify, all entries must follow the contest rules, which can be found here on the City of Hayward website.