Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

Since 2007, IGES has sponsored the 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.

To participate in the contest, students must take a photograph depicting change in their local environment during the week of Earth Day (April 22-29) and submit an essay about the change taking place in the photograph. 

Visit the pages below to learn more about the contest and view the award-winning entries from previous years. 

2014 Photo Contest

IGES Photo Contest

IGES is pleased to announce the 2014 Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest! We want to see your best photos of change in your environment! Entries due May 16, 2014.

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2013 Photo Contest

IGES Photo Contest

Our winners have been announced! This year’s top entries cover a broad range of subjects through beautiful imagery and thoughtful essays. See the winning images and read the top three essays here.

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