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Earth Day HeaderShow Some Love for the Planet by Entering NETL’s 2019 Earth Day Poster Contest!

Help NETL spread the word about Earth Day 2019, observed on April 22, with our annual Earth Day Poster Contest. This special planet-centric day emphasizes the importance of recycling, conserving energy and improving air quality. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Protect Our Earth’s Plants, Care for Its Creatures.”

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at schools near NETL’s sites in Albany, Ore.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Pittsburgh, Pa., are invited to design posters featuring their favorite ways to protect the Earth’s precious plant and animal natural resources. All entries must be submitted to NETL and received by Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for judging. First-, second-, and third-place winners, as well as those receiving honorable mention, will be displayed at the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. and all NETL sites through May 10, 2019, and will be posted on the Earth Day page of NETL’s Education website. Click here for this year’s directions and guidelines, including the required School Entry Information Form.

We can’t wait to see what Earth Day 2019 means to you and your students! Need inspiration? Scroll down for a look at last year’s winning contest entries.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS!

Every year, NETL hosts an annual poster contest for elementary school students at schools near NETL’s sites in Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in recognition of Earth Day (April 22). The planet-centric day emphasizes the importance of recycling, conserving energy and improving air quality. This year, students were asked to design their posters around the theme, “Protect our Earth’s Plants, Care for its Creatures,” to showcase their favorite ways to help the environment.

We have shared the first-, second- and third-place winning entries, as well as honorable mentions, at each grade level below. The top entries are also displayed at U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C., and all NETL sites through May 10, 2019. Thanks to everyone who participated!

View this year's winning posters