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EPA's Carson Contest Now Accepting Entries


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking submissions of creative projects for the sixth annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder Contest.

Jointly sponsored by the EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, Rachel Carson Council Inc., and the National Center for Creative Aging, the contest comprises four categories: photography, essay, poetry, and dance. Entries must be from a team of two or more people -- a young person and an older person. Contestants will work across generations to share through one of these distinct mediums.

This year, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the focus of the contest is a "Sense of Water." Contest submissions are encouraged to focus on the various properties of water -- how it tastes, what it sounds like, how it feels -- and what water means to the entrants.

The deadline for entries is June 1 and winners will be announced in September

Info:  The entry application form can be found online at

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