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Entries being accepted for annual Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest until March 15

The Stack e-Newsletter | February 2024

February 13, 2024

Poster and Writing Contest

The City of Hayward is now accepting environmentally themed works of art from Kindergarten through Grade 12 students for its annual Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest. Interested participants can submit an original poster, poem, or essay about Earth Day for the chance to win up to $200 in gift cards. 

The contest gives students the opportunity to express their views on water and energy conservation, renewable energy, active transportation, sustainable food, recycling, composting, litter prevention, environmental justice, and related topics. 

Two winners for poster entries and two winners for poem/essay entries will be selected for each of the following grade categories: K-1st Garde, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade. Entries will be judged on originality, clarity and expression of theme. 

In each category, first-place winners will receive a $200 gift card and second-place winners will receive a $150 gift card.  Teachers of the winning students will also receive gift cards. 

Students who submit winning entries will be invited to attend a City Council meeting to receive their prize and a certificate of achievement from Mayor Mark Salinas. Poster & Writing Contest submissions are due Friday, March 15. To qualify, all entries must follow the contest rules, which are available here on the City of Hayward website. 

Submissions can be made in-person at Hayward City Hall or electronically. Submission boxes are located at the security guard’s station on Floor 1 of City Hall and at the Public Works counter on Floor 2 of City Hall. To turn in a poster, poem, or essay electronically, go here to do so in English and here to do so in Spanish.