2011 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL – Deadline to submit Satuday!

Thanks Fred Stoss/TFOE for the info:

The 2011 Green Book Festival’s final deadline for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute togreater understanding, respect and positive action on the changing worldwide environment arrives on May 7.

All entries must be received by the deadline date. The 2011 Green BookFestival will consider published, self-published and independent publisherworks in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children’s books,teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, poetry, science fiction/horror, biography/autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), scientific, white paper, legal, business, mystery and spiritual.

Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Italian.

Our grand prize for the 2011 Green Book Festival is $1500 and transportation to our May 21 awards in San Francisco OR an equivalent amount donated in your name to the environmental charity of your choice.

A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The overall writing style and presentation of the work;
2) The potential of the work to enhance understanding of the environment
and its issues;

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at
http://www.greenbookfestival.com or may be sent to you by emailing
GreenBookFestival@sbcglobal.net or calling our office at 323-665-8080.

The Green Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of
the Hollywood Book Festival, New York Book Festival and DIY Convention: Do
It Yourself in Film, Music & Books.

International Marine Debris Art Contest

Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in an international art contest with the theme Marine Debris – sponsored by Immersion Learning, The JASON Project, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  All entries must be uploaded by May 15, 2011.   Two age categories, total 12 entries selected as finalists w/  two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive a prize package to include:

  1. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration Animal Adoption Kit – $250 level
  2. 16-inch plush beluga whale with Mystic Aquarium logo
  3. Signed book and photograph from Dr. Robert Ballard

Find out more and enter here:

2011 Write On! Wetlands Challenge Contest

Environmental Concern is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Write On! Wetlands Challenge ContestStudents in grades 6-9 are welcome to enter stories on this year’s theme World Wide Wetlands: “There are many different types of wetlands all over the globe. Did you know that a mire, carr, pocosin and slough are all types of wetlands? Research the varieties of wetlands around the world and write a story that tells about their characteristics as well as how they benefit the plants, animals and people of the region.”   Entries are due by February 1st.

Video Contest for high school students

From  http://www.worldof7billion.org/

Human population is set to reach seven billion by the end of 2011.  As this historic moment approaches, Population Connection is hosting  nationwide video contest for high school students.  The contest challenges students to create a video public service announcement that illustrates the impact of population reaching seven billion as it relates to environmental and global issues. Cash prizes of up to $1,000 available to winning videos. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2011. DETAILS

For teachers: If at least 10 of your students submit videos, they’ll send you a set of free classroom resources.   DETAILS

Questions?  contact  Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org or call 1-800-767-1956 or visit the website.

2010 America’s Greenest School Contest

Tell your students to submit an entry to the 2010 American’s Greenest School Contest.  The entry can be in the form of a photo collection, music, a video, an essay, or photos of a diorama, collage or piece of artwork explaining what you’d do if you were in charge of making your school a greener, more eco-friendly place.  All K-12 students in public or private school can apply.  You can win the clean, green IC Bus™ Hybrid Bus, LEED Certified Audit and Green Makeover for your school,  free concert by The Maine, the official band of America’s Greenest School, $3,000 scholarship for the winning student and/or classroom, $500 in class supplies for the winning teacher/sponsor.  They will choose top 10 finalist and then everyone, all of america can vote on the winner.  March 8th is deadline.

Contest for Kids: I can save the earth

For public or elementary school libraries, check out this Simon & Schuster contest for kids age 5-10 years called I Can Save the Earth. Here are the details from their Web site:

“Hey Kids! Have you made an effort to help save the earth or protect the plants and animals on our planet? Enter the “I CAN SAVE THE EARTH!” Sweepstakes today. Tell us and other kids how you’re helping to save the environment, and you could win eco-friendly books from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – and have trees planted in your name by Eco-Libris.”

Also check out Simon & Schuster’s new line of books called Little Green Books to help kids get interested in going green!