Saturday, April 21, 2018
Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, Illinois
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Illinois fifth and sixth grade students were invited to participate and learn about environmental challenges and what they can do to help by participating in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. This program, which is now in its thirty-first year, is designed to promote environmental awareness and stewardship among Illinois school children. During the month of January, students focused on environmental issues, and then chose to visually and/or verbally illustrate this year’s theme, incorporating the Bicentennial Celebration: “Illinois is Celebrating 200 Years! How Can YOU Be an Environmental Pioneer?” Participating schools held their own judging and sent in a maximum of eight entries to the Illinois EPA. From these entries, a committee of Illinois EPA staff selected the finalists for exhibition. A panel of outside judges selected the top twelve from these finalists for additional recognition.
The finalists are invited to the Awards Ceremony and Exhibit at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on Saturday, April 21.