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Entries sought for middle school Earth Day photography contest

Winner get two nights at a Kentucky State Resort Park 

Frankfort, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2016) —The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is accepting entries for its sixth-annual Capture the Earth digital photography contest open to all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.

UnknownJudges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.

“It’s important that kids today make more of a connection with the outdoors, which will foster an appreciation for nature and for becoming protectors of our environment,” said EEC Secretary Charles Snavely. “I encourage Kentucky’s students to explore nature and to document that exploration through photography; you don’t have to have a nice camera to take some great shots. Just get out there and have fun.”

The contest was initiated in 2011 with 27 entries and has attracted an increasing number of submissions each year. Ninety-two photographs were entered in the 2015 contest.

Entries will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 8. The winner will receive two nights’ lodging at a Kentucky State Resort Park of the winner’s choosing with his or her family. Middle school students can email one photograph as an attachment to [email protected].

Official rules are available at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/earthday.aspx.  For more information, call Ricki Gardenhire at (502) 564-5525 or email [email protected].