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EPA Announces 6th Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Contest

EPA is inviting the public to submit creative projects to the 6th annual Rachel Carson intergenerational “Sense of Wonder” contest. There are four categories: photography, essay, poetry and dance. This year, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the contest will focus on 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, 2012, and winners will be announced in September 2012. A panel of judges will select finalists in each category, and the winners will be determined by a public online vote that will begin in August 2012. The contest is sponsored by EPA, the Dance Exchange, the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., and Generations United. State drinking water programs may want to add this to the list of options and activities related to National Drinking Water Week (May 6-12). States are also encouraged to share this information with your water systems.

For more information about the contest and to see the works of previous winners please see http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm.