5th and 6th Graders Invited to Participate in the 36th Annual Illinois EPA Poster, Poetry, and Prose Contest

Do you have a 5th or 6th grade student at home? They are eligible to participate in the 36th Annual Illinois EPA Poster, Poetry, and Prose Contest. The them for the 2023 contest is “Environmental Justice: A Healthy Environment for All!” “Illinois EPA has had tremendous response to this program for the past 35 years, and we are excited to add a new contest for high school students,” said Illinois EPA Director John Kim. “Expanding the program seems like a natural fit as we see more and more high school students with a great interest in the environment and taking steps to protect it. We look forward to seeing the great works that will be developed from the very important topic of Environmental Justice.”

Teachers and parents are encouraged to get kids involved in the contest as way of introducing environmental awareness to kids. New for this year is a contest for High School students. Illinois EPA announced on Wednesday the launch of its first annual High School Poster, Poetry, and Essay Contest. The theme for the 2023 high school program is “Environmental Justice: A Healthy Community for All – Uplifting Community Voices!” focusing on understanding the need for environmental justice and why voices from overburdened communities are vital to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

The deadline for contest entries is February 1st, 2023. Details on how to enter can be found here.

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