Accepted essays will be published at Earthzine.org and judged by a panel of experts, with$1,500 (U.S). in prizes awarded to the top entry or entries. The process for judging will include two weeks of online discussion with Earthzine readers and judges.
The prize funding is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company.
Submission Guidelines: Essays should not exceed 1,000 words, and include at least one image with caption and credit information. The author must have the rights or permission to use the image.
Please refer to Earthzine’s Writer Guidelines for further details.
With each entry, include a brief (about 100 words) biographical sketch of the student, along with a mailing address, email address, and anticipated year of graduation.
Deadlines: Submissions are due Sept. 3, 2013. Winners will be announced on Oct.18, 2013.
Eligibility: Full- or part-time enrollment in any (U.S., European, African, Asian, etc.) undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university at the time of the contest.
Submission: Queries and final essays should be sent to Barbara Hofer, Associate Editor for Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Failure to comply with the above guidelines may result in disqualification. Earthzine reserves the right to edit any content posted on its site. All essays must be original and previously unpublished.