Earth Day Essay Contest

 The 2017 Earth Day Essay Contest has launched!


Cascadia Conservation District is pleased to announce our 6th annual Earth Day Essay Contest!  The essay contest is open to students who live in or attend school in Chelan county and who are in grades 6-8.  

This year, the essay question is:
"Describe an experience you have had in nature, and how you connected with that experience personally. How does that make you want to be more environmentally responsible?"

Teachers, as students begin to think about this question, please encourage them to consider their connection to nature and their local environment. This activity is meant to encourage stewardship and integrate creative thought and writing with science. 

The winning essay will be featured in Cascadia's Conservation Quarterly newletter, which goes out with the Wenatchee World, and posted on our website and other social media outlets.

The writers of the top three essays will receive hand painted field journals created by local artist Heather A. Wallis Murphy and a student membership to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center!

Contest rules:

  • Essays should be 500 words or less, size 12 Times New Roman font, and double-spaced.
  • Typed essays are preferred, but hand written essays will be accepted provided they are legible.
  • Word count should be included in the bottom, right corner of the essay.
  • Sorry, electronic submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Essays are due April 7th, 2017.  Essays postmarked April 8th or later will be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced on our website on April 22nd.

The contest will run from February 27th through April 7th. Entry forms (to be included with essay submissions) can be found here.  Please send contest entries to:

Cascadia Conservation District

14 N Mission  St. 

Wenatchee, WA 98801