ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Time to get creative! For Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2023), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests focusing on the theme of this year's celebration, "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People." The 2023 competitions will feature video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:
- Teams and individuals of any age around the world are invited to submit brief videos that tell viewers about "Geoscience Innovation Worldwide."
- The photo contest, also open to all ages, asks participants to show "Innovation Right Here" in their communities.
- Open to students in grades K-5, the visual arts contest encourages children to depict "Earth Science Innovations."
- Finally, students in grades 6-9 are eligible to enter the essay contest, "Geoscience Innovations Solving Problems."
For all contests, entries may be submitted any time from now to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 13, 2023. These contests allow both students and the general public to participate in the celebration, learn about Earth science, and compete for prizes. The first-place prize for each contest is $300 and an AGI publication.
To learn more about these contests, including how to enter, visit Earth Science Week Contests online.
Reaching millions of people annually, Earth Science Week is led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. Learn more at Earth Science Week online.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Geoff Camphire, Communications