EARTH DAY 2020:
OUR EARTH, OUR FUTURE
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Savannah’s Earth Day Festival, as well as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day worldwide! To celebrate this milestone, we are reaching out to the youth in our community to add their voices to the global youth-led environmental movement happening right now.
We want to learn about the creative and innovative ways youth are addressing current/future environmental challenges that are impacting/will likely impact their local and global community and their vision for the future.
We will be gathering and featuring the work of these youth through a student showcase and competition called “Our Earth, Our Future.”
Students in grades 9th-12th can submit work (either individually or as a team) that illustrates the theme, “Our Earth, Our Future” in one of the following categories:
- Eco-Art: Take on the challenge of creating a piece of art, either 2D or 3D, using any medium or combination of media, that illustrates the theme.
- Eco-STEM: Take on the challenge of creating a STEM project that demonstrates the theme. Projects can tackle current or future environmental problems/challenges and should address possible solutions.
- Eco-Action: Take on the challenge of creating a Community Action Project that addresses the theme. Projects need to tackle at least one local environmental issue and solution.
To enter the “Our Earth, Our Future” student showcase, please CLICK HERE to fill out the entry form. In addition to the entry form, you will need to submit additional information depending on your project category.
Send the additional information, as described below, to Kristy Burja, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eco-Art – Submit a picture of your artwork. For 2D work, submit only one image. For 3D work, submit 4 images (front, back, left, and right). For each image you submit, you must include your name and the title of the artwork (making sure to include the angle of the image – front, back, left, and right).
- Eco-STEM – Submit a typed description of your project. The description shouldn’t be less than a paragraph or more than 1 page with 12-size font. Please include additional supporting documents and images as needed. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to create a poster or display board outlining your project.
- Eco-Action – Submit a typed description of your project. The description shouldn’t be less than a paragraph or more than 1 page with 12-size font. Please include additional supporting documents and images as needed. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to create a poster or display board outlining your project.
All submitted work will be judged by a panel of local experts and a group of finalists will be selected. One first place winner will be selected in each category and receive a prize with a cash value up to $250. There will also be one overall honorable mention selected and given a prize with a cash value up to $50. Each winner’s school will also receive recognition.
All winners will be recognized by Savannah’s City Council and invited to participate in Earth Day Savannah’s 2021 Youth Council, which will help us design the framework for next year’s festival.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2O, 2020
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Earth Day Savannah 2020 will be under the mighty oaks in Daffin Park!
Each year in the spring, the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition, One Hundred Miles, Bike Walk Savannah, other nonprofits, and our local community gather in a city park to become the nucleus of the city’s green initiatives. It is a celebration of environmentally responsible people and businesses in coastal Georgia.
The Savannah Earth Day Festival serves as an important opportunity for local government, non-profits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other. It is the city’s largest environmental outreach event of the year and the largest educational Earth Day event in the State of Georgia.
This event is made free to the public, with generous support from The City of Savannah’s Sustainability Department, community leaders and people like you!