The CRC CARE High School Essay Competition aims to inspire young students to recognise the importance of a clean environment to our wellbeing and to understand how easily human activities can jeopardise environmental sustainability. CRC CARE performs scientific research to help stop or clean up contamination of our soil, water and air. Your essay can help!
Entries are open to Australian school students in Years 7 to 12. The best essay on each topic, judged on its writing quality, interest, newsworthiness, and scientific accuracy, will receive a cash prize and a trip to Adelaide for the CleanUp 2019 conference gala dinner (prizewinners must be accompanied to the gala dinner by a parent/legal guardian, at their parent/guardian’s own expense).
To enter, download the entry form and write an essay of 500 to 1000 words from either of two categories:
- The Dr Roneal Naidu award on chemical contamination and its effect on food quality and human health ($1000 prize)
- The CRC CARE award for writing on contamination of our planet: how can we ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations? ($500 prize).
Entries are open until Thursday 22 August.
Find out more and enter here.