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Submissions are being accepted for the 2016 Capture the Earth photo contest for Kentucky middle school students. The competition is open to all Kentucky middle school students in grades 6-8. Judges look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.
Entries are being accepted now through 4:30 p.m. April 8, 2016. Students can email one photograph as an attachment to kidsphotocontest@ky.gov. For more information, call or e-mail  Ricki Gardenhire at (502) 564-5525.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet continues its sixth-annual “Capture the Earth” middle school digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8. Entries will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016. The winner will receive two nights lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park with his or her family. Middle school students may e-mail one photograph as an attachment to Kidsphotocontest@ky.gov. It doesn’t matter when the photo was taken as long as the student is the photographer and the photograph was taken in Kentucky. Official contest rules are available at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/earthday.aspx.

Earth Day Photo Contest 2016

2016 State Government Earth Day Celebration

 Earth Day Kentucky Logo
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. Recognition Ceremony
                               Green & Healthy Schools
                               Green Ribbon Schools
                               Environmental Quality Commission Earth Day Awards
             11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Booths, Displays and Demonstrations
Where: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
                              Brown-Forman Room
                              Cralle Day Garden