Early Bird draw and Facebook contest awarding iPod nanos – (Calgary, Alberta) – A national Earth sciences contest is awarding two iPod nanos over the next few weeks and qualifying for each of these prizes is simple.
· All WHERE Challenge entries received before the Early Bird deadline of midnight February 1, 2010 go into a random draw for an iPod nano.
· A second iPod nano is up for grabs via the `Talk to Us and Win’ contest on Facebook. Anyone who posts a relevant comment, question, link or information about Earth sciences or the WHERE Challenge on the WHERE Challenge Facebook page before midnight January 22, 2010 is eligible to win an iPod nano through a random draw.
The WHERE Challenge is a national contest endorsed by the Canadian Earth Sciences community and sponsored by EnCana Corporation. It asks students aged 10 – 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from? The Challenge launched last October and runs until March 1, 2010. More than $16,000 in regional and national prizes will be awarded. Students are encouraged to use their imagination in their response and create an educational story about non-renewable Earth resources* found in an everyday item.
All participants in this year’s Challenge are encouraged to submit their entries early and to visit the WHERE Challenge Facebook site. By joining and contributing to the WHERE Challenge Facebook group , you’ll not only be eligible for great prizes, but you’ll also be able to follow the judges’ progress as entries are evaluated and winners are named across the country.
Dozens of school classrooms and more than a thousand students participated in last year’s inaugural WHERE Challenge. Contest organizers hope this year’s Challenge builds on that momentum and continues to raise awareness about the importance of non-renewable Earth resources and encourage young people to consider a career in Earth sciences.
"The health of our sector depends upon young people entering the industry," said John Boyd, Canadian Chair of the International Year of Planet Earth (2007-2009). "We’re hoping this Challenge helps create the next generation of Earth scientists."
For more details, please visit www.earthsciencescanada.com