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IGES 2014 Earth Day Photo and Essay Contest
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) invites students grades 5-8 to submit photos to the 2014 Earth Day Photo and Essay Contest. Change is part of living on Earth. To participate in the contest, students should take a photo of change in their local environment between the dates of April 14-25, 2014, and write a brief essay (400 words or less) describing what change is being depicted. Entries due May 16, 2014.

Kepler Art of Discovery Art Contest
Commemorate the fifth anniversary of NASA's Kepler mission to search for habitable planets with the Kepler Art of Discovery art contest. The contest is open to artists ages 13 and older who reside in the continental U.S. The contest invites artists to submit creative artwork that depicts, or relates to, the exciting discoveries made possible by the Kepler spacecraft and its team of scientists and engineers. The contest registration deadline is May 5, 2014. Entries are due May 12, 2014.

2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for High School Students
This annual IGES contest allows students the opportunity to show off their science and technology skills by submitting research projects focused on the use of remote sensing and analysis tools. High school students are asked to identify a U.S. protected area of interest, and design a research project that identifies why the area is unique, why it significantly contributes to our society, how this area has changed over time, and ways remote sensing and geospatial tools can be used to monitor these environmental treasures. Entry deadline: May 5.