“At Work For A Better World” Essay Contest

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“At Work For A Better World” Essay Contest

Help your students get ready for Earth Day 2016 with the “At Work For A Better World” Essay Contest sponsored by The Boeing Company!! Download the complete flyer

Every April 22, communities across the country celebrate Earth Day.  In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an increasing awareness toward environmental issues including clean air, clean water and protecting endangered species.  We are now entering  the 46th  celebration of  Earth Day and the movement continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to work towards a better world!  Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect on the ways that we have helped create a cleaner and greener world and allows us to set goals on how we can continue to do the same in the upcoming year.

In 500 words or less, describe your vision of new and creative ways to help your community work towards a cleaner, greener, better world.  What type of changes would you like to see that could really make a difference  on Earth Day and everyday?


There are FIVE Prize categories

 Kindergarten: Can  you draw a picture with 2-3 sentences about the concept?

      Elementary School (grades 1-2)                 Middle School (grades 6-8)

    Elementary School (grades 3-5)                 High School (grades 9-12)

First, second, and third place winners will be awarded in each category.  All awards are gift cards.

First place winners will receive $50, second place $25, and third place will receive $15.  Kindergarten winners will receive a $10 award for all places. 


  • Essays should be no more than 500 words in length. Each essay must contain the author’s name, grade, school and contact phone number to be considered.
  • Deadline for submissions is March 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
  • Winners will be notified by phone and invited to attend an Award Ceremony presentation

on April 21, 2016 at the Antelope Valley AQMD at 43301 Division Street, Suite 206, Lancaster, CA 93535.

  • Submissions may be mailed or delivered to:


14306 Park Ave

Victorville, CA 92392

You may also fax your submissions to (760) 241-6271 or email to smurray@mdaqmd.ca.gov

  • All submissions become the property of MEEC and The Boeing Company

For further information, please call Samantha Murray, at: (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717

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