Earth Day poster contest scheduled

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is urging students to get their entries in for the annual Earth Day poster competition.

The competition asks students to design a poster reflecting environmental issues that are important to them, in keeping with the 2012 Earth Day theme “Every Day is Earth Day.”

Entries are invited from students in primary school, middle school and high school age categories and prizes will be awarded to the top design in each category, as well as to the overall winning design. The winning design will be used to promote Earth Day 2012 activities taking place throughout April.

“Any art materials and media can be used including paint, textiles and collage materials, photography and computer graphics,” said Christina McTaggart, general manager of the Trust.

“With so many options to get creative we are really excited about seeing what our entrants come up with.”

Some of the activities planned for April in celebration of Earth Day will include cleanups on dry land and under water, special theme days, fairs and other green events. The PwC Earth Day fun run will take place on Earth Day, 22 April.

“We know there are a lot of young people who really care about the environment here in Cayman and we hope they will be inspired to share their ideas with others through their posters,” Ms McTaggart said.

Participants are reminded that poster designs should not exceed 11 inches by 14 inches, and should include the theme words “Every Day is Earth Day.”

Deadline for submissions is 9 March and an official entry form, available at all schools, must be submitted with the entry.

For further information please contact Basia McGuire at 729-1121 or [email protected]

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