earth dayFRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2014) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) has kicked off its fourth-annual “Capture the Earth” middle school digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.

The “Capture the Earth” photo contest is open to all Kentucky middle school students.

Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.

"Capture the Earth" contest celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky.

“The goals of our student photography contest are twofold,” said Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters. “First, we want students to get outside, explore their natural surroundings and connect with nature. Second, this contest enables students to use their creativity and practice critical thinking skills by taking digital photos and describing in writing how their photo can encourage others to be better environmental stewards.”

EEC will accept entries until 4:30 p.m. April 4, 2014.

The winner will receive lodging for two nights at a Kentucky State Resort Park of the winner’s choosing with his or her family. Middle school students may email one photograph as an attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information and official contest rules, contact Energy and Environment Cabinet.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire, CPM Information Officer for Energy & Environment, Labor & Public Protection Cabinets

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7367

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6790

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6474

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4216

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3687

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11285

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9126

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1157

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1128

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1020

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 944

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 607

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 585

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 559

Muhlenberg County High School Holds 2015…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 509

UPDATE - Pursuit Ends in Two Vehicle Injury…

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 503

KSP Post 2 Activity Report - May 2015

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 31, 2015 478

Madisonville Fire Department Report - May 31, 2015

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News