Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contests

ED2016 Photo & Poetry Contest PosterPhoto and Poetry Competition Celebrates Energy!

The Earth Day celebration in Maple Ridge invites citizens to submit photos and poetry in a competition opening March 1 to showcase this year’s theme of “Energy!’

Six photo winners and two poetry winners will be invited to share their work at the event on Saturday April 23 at Memorial Peace Park. The poetry contest will consist of a youth category (ages 5-12) and a teen category (ages 13-18). The photo contest will award six winners, three youth (17 and under) and three adults (18 and over).

Winners of the contests will be able to share their work at the Earth Day celebration – photos will be displayed and poets will be able to read their poems at the event.

This year, School District 42 is encouraging students to participate, and the school with the most entries will win a showing of the movie “The Lorax” at their school.

The LoraxEntries for both contests should be sent to , and student entries should note which school they are from. Photo submissions should be sent in jpg format in a minimum of 1MB file size. The competitions open March 1 and close on April 2.

“Last year the photo entries were posted to the Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge Facebook page, and people were encouraged to vote for their favourites,” said photo contest coordinator, Ross Davies, “We’ll be doing it again this year, so we’re encouraging the community to watch the page and be sure to vote for their favourite photos when they’re posted in the first week of April.”

“The theme can be anything people want to include that has to do with energy,” said poetry contest coordinator, Joe Robinsmith.
“Solar, wind, water, human energy, green energy – the ideas are unlimited and we just want to see how creative people can be.”

Follow the Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge Facebook page at or the Twitter feed at @mrearthday for updates.