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9th Annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting submissions for the 9th annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Students can showcase their artistic talents and help increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the contest. "Trees play a vital role in the lives of New Yorkers and are an important part of our ecosystem," Commissioner Basil Seggos said. "Whether someone is tapping a maple tree in early spring or relaxing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day, trees are integral to our quality of life. I encourage New York's fifth graders to join our celebration of trees and showcase why trees are important in our daily lives." The annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by DEC, the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the State Education Department. The theme for this year's contest is, "Trees for Bees." Students are asked to create an original

Kids Moving Mountains and Dr. Seuss Contest

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There are always contests and prizes and ways for marketing companies to gather information about your child, but I do believe that this contest may be something you want to look into. Do your own due diligence.   I've never enjoyed a contest that narrows down entries via social media. I'm not sure that is the standard I want to set for my children. I have voted for other people's entries, videos and contests. I'm on the fence... Even if you just decide to not enter your child, writing the essay is a wonderful exercise.   What is  Kids Moving Mountains ?  A nationwide search for kids who are “Moving Mountains” in the areas S cience, T echnology, E ngineering, A rts, or M athematics (STEAM) Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 US/DC who are 13 years of age or older as of time of entry. Minors must have parent’s/legal guardian’s permission to participate. Entrant’s nominees must be between 5-18 years of age. Contest starts 3/2/15