“Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry”
For years, chemists have promoted a better world through recyclable plastics, cleaner-burning fuels, phosphate-free detergents, environmental monitoring and green chemistry initiatives. Each year, the American Chemical Society highlights these initiatives and chooses a specific theme to help focus the observance of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW). This year’s theme is, “Reducing Our Footprint Through Chemistry”.
K-12 Poetry Contest
One activity in the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week program is the national illustrated poem contest for students in grades K-12. The poems, which are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the yearly theme, can be any style including: haiku, limerick, ode, ABC poem, free verse, end rhyme, blank verse and sonnet; but no longer than 40 words.
K-12 students are invited to submit illustrated poems directly via the new online submission form.
Student Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 25, 2021
First-place winners in each of the national contest’s grade categories will win $300. Second place winners in each grade category will win $150.
Questions about submitting an entry?
Contact: Dr. Bommanna Loganathan, CCEW Coordinator, KLS-ACS. Phone: 270-809-3044