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2021 Clean Air Calendar

Contest Them​e: Citizen Science – Out of This World Innovation

Broward County students are being asked to design their own technology that either cleans or monitors the environment. Students can focus on any environmental topic of their interest, such as water quality, air quality, plastic pollution, natural resources, and/or climate change.

What is Citizen Science?

When people of all ages, skills, and education in a community help scientists collect and share scientific information.
 

Why is Citizen Science Important?

Citizen science is important because it allows people in a community be involved in scientific research that will help create solutions to current environmental problems.


Contest Rules

  • Entries must be received by the Broward County Environmental Engineering and Permitting Division, Air Monitoring and Outreach Section by close of business January 31, 2020 with a Parental Release Form
  • Posters may be sent via School Board Pony to: Attn: Air Monitoring and Outreach, c/o Rebecca Malones, Applied Learning Department @ KC Wright Building, 12th Floor, or email: airoutreach@broward.org for other options.
  • Please do not fold posters. Entries must be mailed flat and must not be folded, matted or mounted.
  • Poster size: no larger than 12 inches X 18 inches. Smaller sizes are acceptable as well.
  • Poster orientation: LANDSCAPE. If submittal is not in the right orientation it will be disqualified.
  • On a separate sheet of paper the following must be included and attached to the poster: student’s name, school, grade level, teacher’s name and e-mail address, a paragraph explaining your technology and why it’s important to clean or monitor that aspect of the environment. The paragraph must be a maximum of 75 words.

Only original work will be considered (no magazine cutouts).

Digital art will be considered upon the discretion of Broward County (no photography). 

Contest is free and open to all students from Broward County Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Judging Criteria

Effectiveness & Relevance to theme (75%): Does the poster effectively illustrate and have a written description relevant to the theme? Does the poster clearly express an environmental message? 

Creativity & Neatness (25%): Does the student use creative forms of expression? Is the poster neat and easily understood? How much time and effort does the poster exhibit?

Winners

Winning entries will be featured in the 2021 Clean Air Calendar. There will be a total of twelve (12) winners and one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The participating school of the Grand Prize Winner (cover) will be awarded a plaque for display at the school and all winners will receive a prize. Posters submitted for the contest may be used for educational purposes and will become the property of Broward County.

Checklist

  1. Separate sheet of paper attached to the back of the poster with student name, school, grade, teacher's name and email address, and paragraph explaining theme
  2. Poster MUST be landscape, if not, they will be disqualified 
  3. Poster must be flat and not folded (NO glue and NO glitter)
  4. Poster no larger than 12 inches by 18 inches (use a ruler to check the size)
  5. Submit a Parental Release Form​ along with your artwork

Contact 954-519-1483 or e-mail: airoutreach@broward.org for any questions or comments.


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