Middle school students invited to enter state agency's "Capture the Earth” photo contest


The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet invites student photographers in middle school (grades 6-8) to submit an original photograph for the first “Capture the Earth” environmental photo contest.

The winner will receive two nights’ lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park with his or her family.

Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and how well the photo represents the Earth Day theme: Playground Earth.

Entering is simple. Just send your photo by e-mail as an attachment to this address Kidsphotocontest@ky.gov.

Your photograph must be saved as a jpeg file. File sizes may not exceed 5 MB. The subject line of your e-mail should read STUDENT EARTH DAY PHOTO CONTEST.

All entries will be judged by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s communications staff based on the following criteria: Creativity & Originality (50 percent); Photo Composition (25 percent); and Appropriateness to Contest Theme (25 percent).

Please include in the body of the e-mail:

*(mainList Your name, age and grade;

-your parent or guardian’s e-mail address and phone number;
-the name of your school and the county where it is located;
-where and when the photo was taken; and
-a paragraph explaining the photo and why you believe it represents 

Kentucky’s Earth Day theme of Playground Earth: Get Outside, Kentucky!
Photos may be submitted beginning April 22 and must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 9.

The contest is open to all Kentucky middle school students.

For more infomation, contact Ricki Gardenhire at 502-564-5525 or by e-mail here Ricki.Gardenhire@ky.gov.

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