February 15, 2012
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Sara Lynn McCall Graduate Assistant

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day with 2012 Illustrated Poem Contest

VALDOSTA -- The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The contest is one of the many ACS educational outreach activities.

The theme of the contest is: Rethinking Recycling: It's Easy to be Green! The purpose of the contest is to have teachers and students engage in sustainability discussions about recycling of materials such as aluminum or plastic and the reduction of pollution and waste. Students will then present their ideas with an illustration and related poem.

There will be four judging categories, and a prize of $50 will be awarded to the student with the best entry in each category. The teachers of the winning students will receive a $50 gift card to the educational store of their choice. The contest deadline is March 26. All illustrated poems must have a completed contest entry form.

Poems must be no more than 40 words, and the winners of the Southwest Georgia illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest.

For more information, contact Dr. Linda de la Garza at ldelagarza@valdosta.edu or (229) 333-5798 or visit http://sowega.sites.acs.org.