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> From: "Wiegand" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: October 4, 2007 4:47:59 PM EDT
> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
> Subject: SCA/Mazda Conservation in Action Contest
> Please share with students, thank you.

> Conservation In Action Contest
> Hello,
> We wish to engage the intelligence, the passion, and the leadership  
> of America’s young people to help restore and protect our physical  
> world.
> We seek ideas
> We especially seek projects that can help build the next generation  
> of conservation leaders by engaging young people in protecting and  
> conserving our natural world.
> We are looking for practical solutions.
> We will give preference to submissions that demonstrate how you  
> would implement your idea and what its impact may be.
> We hope to build leaders.
> Presentation counts, too.
> Submissions can offer an innovative vision, outline a creative new  
> program, or propose a new twist on an old model of conservation.
> Download the Poster
> Guidelines
> Participants must be between the ages of 15 - 25 on May 1, 2007,  
> and be U.S. residents.
> Contest launch date July 1, 2007, 12 am ET.
> Deadline for electronic submission is December 1, 2007, 11:59 pm ET.
> Mail in entries must be postmarked by no later than December 3,  
> 2007 and received by SCA no later than December 8, 2007.
> To be accepted, written submissions can be no longer than 10 double- 
> spaced typescript pages at 11 point font size. Multimedia  
> submissions must take no longer than 20 minutes to view.
> They must be reproducible and not one of a kind.
> All entries must be entirely original work by the participant and  
> not copied or remixed from any third party.
> Judging
> Submissions will be judged by a panel of SCA Alumni and staff based  
> on the following criteria:
> Concept (25%) - The degree to which it presents a well thought-out  
> idea(s) for engaging young people in addressing an environmental  
> challenge.
> Need (20%) - The degree to which it addresses or averts a  
> significant environmental challenge.
> Fits Theme (15%) - The degree to which it illustrates an action- 
> oriented, practical solution to a current environmental challenge.
> Impact (15%) - The degree to which it clearly demonstrates the  
> idea’s implementation and its impact or reach.
> Creativity (15%) - The degree to which it is creative and innovative.
> Structure (10%) - The degree to which it is eloquently presented  
> and well organized.
> A total of eight Finalists will be selected, including one entrant  
> from each of the four regions in the fifteen to nineteen years of  
> age group and one entrant from each of the four regions in the  
> twenty to twenty-five years of age group.
> A panel of Judges who are national experts will name the Grand  
> Prize Winners, one from each of the age groups, and six First Prize  
> winners.
John Abbott						    		phone 	656.2060
Asst. Director of Student Life			    	e-mail	[log in to unmask]
Outdoor Programs						fax		656.7731

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