City Government, Community, Sustainability

Submissions for Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest due March 19

March 9, 2021

The City of Hayward is accepting environmentally themed works from kindergarten through Grade 12 students for consideration in 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 unique views on water and energy conservation, renewable energy, active transportation, sustainable agriculture, recycling and composting, a litter-free environment and environmental justice.

Two winners for poster entries and two winners for poem/essay entries will be selected from each of the following grade categories: K-1st Grade, 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 a $150 gift card. Teachers of winning students also will receive gift cards. Students who submit winning entries will be invited to attend a virtual City Council meeting in April to receive their prize and a certificate of achievement from Mayor Barbara Halliday.

Poster & Writing Contest submission are due Friday, March 19. To qualify, all entries must follow the contest rules, which can be found here on the City of Hayward website.