Contest Requirements



Online Art, Photo And Essay Contest - Recognizing the Importance of Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands
Sponsored by The America's WETLAND Foundation


Contest Criteria Entry Period
The "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" Student, Art, Photo, and Essay Contest will begin accepting submissions on February 15, 2008. Entries must be received no later than midnight on May 15, 2008.

Eligibility
The contest is open to Louisiana students enrolled in grades 4-12.

Entry Categories
Each participant may enter one or more of the following categories: Essay, Art, Photo

Age Groups
Group 1: Contestants in Grades 4-6
Group 2: Contestants in Grades 7-9
Group 3: Contestants in Grades 10-12

Electronic Submission Requirements for Essays, Artwork, and Photos
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please visit www.americaswetland/contest to upload a digital image of your essay, photo, or artwork. Before you can upload your artwork, you must complete the online entry form. Please note that all submissions (if they adhere to contest rules) will be posted on americaswetland.com/contest. However, not all the information you provide will be posted with your entry. The website will only display your first name, your grade, and your city.

Have the following information available, as you will be asked to complete and on-line entry form:
  • Contestants Name
  • Age
  • Birthdate (month and year only)
  • Phone Number
  • Address, City, State, Zip
  • School Name
  • School Address
  • Title of Entry
  • Category
  • Group Number
With any questions, please feel free to contact us at 866.4WETLAND or via email at americaswetland@mcopr.com. Essay Entry Requirements
  • The subject of the entry must be, "Why the coastal wetlands in Louisiana—a region known as America's WETLAND—are a national treasure worth saving and protecting."
  • The entry should be no more than 500 words.
  • The entry must be original work by the contestant.
  • The entry can be in the form of an essay, short story, or poem.
  • All of the essays that meet contest requirements will be posted on the America's WETLAND website.
  • The official entry form must be completed for each entry.
  • Each entry must be submitted online.


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Art Entry Requirements
  • The artwork must be original work by the contestant.
  • The artwork must depict, "Why the coastal wetlands in Louisiana—a region
    known as America's WETLAND—are a national treasure and a work of
    art."
  • All artwork must be in color using crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, oils, acrylics, digital design, etc.
  • Official entry form must be completed for each entry.
  • To upload the image of your artwork to the website, the image should be saved in a jpg or gif that is 450 pixels wide at 72 dpi. The image height is not specified in order to accommodate images of all shapes. (450 pixels height is recommended, but horizontal or vertical images are also accepted.) Another way to think of this size is 6 ¼" x 6 ¼" square.
  • The file size should be no more than 150 KB.
  • All of the artwork that meets contest requirements will be posted on the America's WETLAND website.
  • Each entry must be submitted online.


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Photo Entry Requirements
  • The photo must be original work by the contestant.
  • The subject of the photo must depict, "How I see the coastal wetlands in Louisiana—a region known as America's WETLAND—as a national treasure."
  • Photos can be in color or black and white.
  • Official entry form must be completed for each entry.
  • To upload the image of your artwork to the website, the image should be saved in a jpg or gif that is 450 pixels wide at 72 dpi. The image height is not specified in order to accommodate images of all shapes. (450 pixels height is recommended, but horizontal or vertical images are also accepted.) Another way to think of this size is 6¼" x 6¼" square.
  • The file size should be no more than 150 KB.
  • All of the artwork that meets contest requirements will be posted on the America's WETLAND website.
  • Each entry must be submitted online.


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Judging Criteria Entries must meet all the rules and submission criteria. A panel of judges will evaluate entries. Essays, photos, and artwork will be judged on merit and creativity.

The America's WETLAND Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds the entry to be in violation of the rules of the contest.

Check back on the Web site for a final list of results. PRIZES There will be 9 winners, one for each category and age group. Winners will receive a $500.00 grant for their classroom/school to be used towards a wetlands restoration project. The teacher and classroom may wish to call on the services of the America's WETLAND Conservation Corp member in their area to help plan and manage a small-scale coastal restoration project. Winners will also receive special recognition on the America's WETLAND home page and a package containing America's WETLAND materials, including a Captain Eddy Mardi Gras throw, which was named one of this year's most popular by the Times-Picayune. Rules & Conditions General
The America's WETLAND Foundation reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the contest or its rules at any time. If any fraud or factors beyond the Foundation's contract impairs the integrity of the contest or events beyond the control of the Foundation make fulfilling the terms of the contest impossible, the contest may be cancelled, suspended, and/or modified.

Publicity
By submitting an entry in any category, all participants give unlimited permission to the America's WETLAND Foundation to use the name of the participants, their teachers, and their schools, as well as the participants' age and grade level for publicity purposes. That consent includes permission to post that information on the Foundation's website and in media materials.

Rules of Entry and Agreement to Rules
A contestant can only submit one entry per category.

The America's WETLAND Foundation is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, or invalid entries. Entries are considered invalid if they do not follow the above requirements or if they contain content deemed inappropriate by the America's WETLAND staff. By entering the contest, all contestants and their guardians agree that the America's WETLAND Foundation has the right to display, copy, distribute, or otherwise use the essays, photos, and artwork in any way, and in any media, without any fee or other form of compensation.

Submitting any entry also indicates that participants and their guardians fully and unconditionally agree to accept the rules as outlined above and agree to accept the decision of the America's WETLAND Foundation and the contest judges.


Click here to download a PDF of the contest rules and regulations.

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