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2006 Essay Contests

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Photography Contest

Carson Conover of Orrtanna, Pennsylvania won 1st place in this years Earth Science Week photo contest with his picture of windmills on the waters edge (below). 

Submissions illustrated the theme "Using and Studying Earth's Resources." The goal was to create pictorial evidence of Earth resources is an exciting way. Submissions could include print or digital photographs.

 Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Karsen Donati-Leach
  • Hannah Henderson
  • Daniel Marom
  • Danny John Rutherford
  • Vivian Wright


Visual Arts Contest

Rama Bushra Imad of Houston, Texas won 1st in the Visual Arts contest with her drawing depicting the Earth's atmoshpere layers and mission control in Houston (below).

Students in grades K-5 made a drawing, collage or other 2-dimensional piece of artwork illustrating the theme "Earth Science in Your Home Town."

 Finalists (in alphabetical order):


Essay Contest

Ray Daniels of Herndon, Virginia won 1st in the Essay contest with his essay titled "Finding Caerulium".To read his essay, click here.

Students grades 5-9 addressed this year's Earth Science Week theme "Be a Citizen Scientist!" Essays were no more than 500 words in length.

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

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