2018 ‘Capture the Earth’ photo contest announced

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018


News release

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet invites student photographers in middle school (grades 6-8) to submit an original photograph for the “Capture the Earth” environmental photo contest. 

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The winner will receive one nights lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park with his or her family. Second place will recieve an Elk Tour for two at Jenny Wiley State Park. 

Judges will look for originality and creativity.

Participants must send their photo by email as an attachment to Carrie.Searcy@ky.gov. The photograph must be saved as a jpeg file. File sizes may not exceed 5MB. The subject line of your email should read “student earth day photo contest.” 

Please include in the body of the email name/age/grade; parent/guardiean’s email address and phone number; name of school/county located in; and where/when the photo was taken. 

Photos may be submitted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Only electronic submissions are eligible. Limit one entry per student. 

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete or entries not received for any reason. Entries become sole property of EEC, and none will be acknowledged or returned. By entering, entrant warrants that the entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, (2) has not been published in any medium and (3) has not won an award.

The photo contest is open to all Kentucky middle school students. The video contest is open to all Kentucky high school students. 

All entries will be judged by the EEC communications staff based on the following criteria:

* Creativity and originality (50 percent)

* Photo composition (25 percent)

* Appropriateness to contest theme (25 percent)

For more information, email Carrie.Searcy@ky.gov or call (502) 782-7064.