By GreenCompany | March 19, 2010
To help celebrate the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, Environment Canada is holding a national contest open to those between the ages of 9 and 35. With a theme of why nature matters to you as a Canadian, the Canadian Biodiversity Information Network aims to help raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity.
Budding participants can make their entries in either a video essay format or by written essay. To be eligible your submission must be made through the cbin.ec.gc.ca website before the deadline of midnight EST March 28, 2010. The winners of the contest will be notified the week of April 19, 2010. Furthermore, the winner will also be announced on International Biodiversity Day – which is May 22, 2010.
So you want to know what the potential rewards are? There will be one overall winner and two runners up spots which will be selected from each age group, in each of the two submission categories.
Overall there will be six happy grand prize winners who will be invited to Ottawa to attend the announcement of their achievement at the Grand Reopening of the Canadian Museum of Nature on May 22. The winner’s airfare and hotel are part of the contest winnings. As well the winning essays will be blown up to poster size and then displayed via public art panels outside the Biosphere in Montreal, Quebec. It doesn’t end there either, be sure to read the entire reward list at the cbin.ec.gc.ca website.
As with any competition there are rules and conditions that need to be followed. The most obvious is only one entry is allowed per person. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to take part. You can make your submissions in either of the two official languages of Canada.
For more information including complete rules and regulations please see:
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