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Do you have a child that has a love for the environment? Scotties Facial Tissue has recently announced the launch of their 4th annual Trees Rock! Video and Essay Contest! Either an individual child or a group of children in grades 3rd to 5th and 6th to 8th can enter the contest by submitting a short video (3 minutes or less) about the importance of trees. The video should be creative and can include things like: a skit, song, speech, jingle, poem, or an interpretive dance. Just be sure your child answers the questions, “Why are trees important to you, your school and your community?” and “How do you think your school could use $10,000 to beautify the outdoors?”. National votes will determine the grand prize winner who will receive $10,000 for their school to use towards a sustainable project. The remaining 10 finalists in both groups will not leave empty-handed and can walk away with prizes ranging up to $7,000!
Prefer writing over making a video? Student in grades 3rd to 8th may submit a 150 word or less essay answering the question, “Why are trees so important to you and your community?”. One prize will be awarded to a child in each grade level in each drawing with 30 prize winners total! Each prize winner will receive a $250 gift card and the teacher appointed by the winner at time of entry will also receive a $250 gift card. Both videos and essays must be submitted by November 15th to www.ScottiesTreesRock.com.
Scotties created the Trees Rock program out of a passion for the environment and a desire to share the message of sustainability to students. Despite the decline in environmental education at schools, studies have proven that learning about nature enhances “critical thinking and basic life skills” along with establishing “increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning and reduced discipline and classroom management problems”. An increase in environmental education not only helps students in science, but in other subjects such as reading and math. Scotties has conducted outdoor classes and tree plantings throughout the country and seen firsthand the passion and excitement from young people when they learn about the world around them.
Ready to get started on the video or essay? Head over to www.ScottiesTreesRock.com for additional info and rules! Looking for some video inspiration? Head over here to check out winning videos from past years.
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