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Essay Submissions for Earth Day Due April 14

Posted Apr. 2, 2014


Kent State University at East Liverpool is holding an essay and poster contest as part of the campus’ Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference on April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Awards for the contest will be presented in four categories: science-based essays that synthesize research and sources based on evidence; sociology essays based on environmental justice research; personal essays citing research and personal experience; and humanities/academic essays that synthesize literature, history and psychology.

Essays should be eight to 10 pages, for a 15- to 20-minute presentation. They should include a cover sheet with name, title and identifying information including an id number and title in the header of the paper. Essay submissions are due by Monday, April 14 to Dr. Patti Swartz at

Posters are due the day of the conference and will be set up and judged on site.

Winners in each category will receive bookstore vouchers ranging in valued from $35 to $75.


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