Student Contests

Art Contest (Grades 2-4)

IGES News

Since 1996, IGES has sponsored the annual IGES Art Contest for students in grades 2-4. Each year’s contest has a different theme and supports national science education standards.

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Earth Day Photo Contest (Grades 5 - 8)

IGES News

Since 2007, IGES has sponsored the annual Earth Day Photo & Essay Contests for students in grades 5-8. This unique national effort aims to engage students in experiencing and thinking about our changing world.

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Thacher Environmental Research Contest (Grades 9 - 12)

Thacher Contest

Since 2000, IGES has sponsored the Thacher Environmental Research Contest in honor of late IGES Board Member Peter S. Thacher. The contest provides cash awards to high school students (grades 9-12) who conduct innovative research on our changing planet using the latest geospatial tools and data. 

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