Earth Day Contest: Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles

courtesy of http://www.sciphilly.org/sci-north/galleryThe Sustainable Community Initiative, a partnership between LISC Philadelphia and Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, focuses on improving the quality of life in Eastern, North Philadelphia. Their newest brainchild, the 2011 Earth Day contest, is an example of the types of programs created around supporting healthy environments and lifestyles.

SCI is sponsoring this Earth Day contest for children and youth located in Eastern North Philadelphia, ages 10-21 who have innovative and creative ideas for projects that will help their community.

There are two types of competitive categories in which applicants can submit their work. The first category involves and action project where a group directly interacts and is directly engaged in addressing a problem or issue related to the environment.

The second type of competitive category is a creative project in which a group addresses a problem or issue related to the environment through their artistic expression. (This form of project submission must be publishable…i.e. videos, photography or print)

Groups can submit as many project entries as they desire. The submission deadline is Thursday, March 31.

The projects will be judged on their creativity and impact in the community as well as the level of the youth involvement.

What kind of contest would this be without prizes?

The judges will pick two winners in each category. The action project winners will receive up to $500 to complete their project. The creative project winners will be showcased in SCI publications and other media. The winners will be announced on Friday, April 15.

To enter: sci.makeyourmark@apmphila.org

For more information: www.sciphilly.org/sci-north