Sense of Water Intergenerational Contest

Sense of Water Intergenerational Contest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites the public to submit creative projects to the 6th annual Rachel Carson intergenerational “Sense of Wonder” contest. There are four categories: photography, essay, poetry and dance. This year, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the contest will focus on a “Sense of Water.” Contest submissions are encouraged to focus on the various properties of water – how it tastes, what it sounds like, how it feels – and what water means to the entrants.

“Water means different things to different people, and this contest is a great opportunity for people of all ages to creatively express how water touches their life,” said Nancy Stoner, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water.

The deadline for entries is June 1, 2012, and winners will be announced in September 2012. A panel of judges will select finalists in each category, and the winners will be determined by a public online vote that will begin in August 2012.

Carson is considered to be the founder of the contemporary environmental movement through her landmark book, “Silent Spring.” The contest seeks to spur and instill the same sense of wonder Carson had among all generations.

The contest is sponsored by EPA, the Dance Exchange, the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., and Generations United.

For more information about the contest and to see the works of previous winners please click here!

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