News Release 017

Department of Natural Resources invites entries for Earth Day slogan, video contests

Volume 39-017 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Missouri fifth-grade teachers are urged to submit student entries in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ 2012 Earth Day slogan and video contests. Students should base their entries on the theme “Get Out and Play in Your Missouri State Parks.”

The students submitting the winning slogan and video will be honored at the 18th Annual Department of Natural Resources' Earth Day celebration, which will be held April 20 at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

A slogan contest entry form, rules and details are available on the Department of Natural Resources' website: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/slogancontest.htm. Video contest information is also available online: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/videocontest.htm.

Deadline for both contests is Feb. 29. The winners will be announced in March.

The slogan contest winner will receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. In case of a duplicate slogan contest entry, the winner will be determined by the date the entry was received.

Video entries will be featured on the department’s website and displayed at the Earth Day event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prize for the video contest winner will be announced prior to the event.

Students, teachers and the public are invited to attend the event, which will include displays and activities from the Department of Natural Resources as well as a number of other state and federal agencies. The day’s events will also include a number of stage shows and contests.

For more information about participating in the Earth Day Slogan Contest, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827.

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