Geography Awareness Week Bookmark Contest



Geography Awareness Week is coming up November 12-18. To mark this occasion, the Wyoming Geographic Alliance is sponsoring a bookmark contest for students in K-8 on the theme of “Civil Rights.”

All bookmark entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017. This contest is only open to Wyoming students, limit one entry each. Judging will be based on geographic content, artistic quality, and creativity.

Download the entry form.

First place winners will have their bookmark published and distributed to libraries and schools throughout Wyoming. First and second place winners for each grade level will receive an inflatable globe and National Geographic world map. The sponsoring teacher will receive a one-year subscription to National Geographic Kids.

Questions may be directed to Robert Rust, WGA Graduate Assistant, at wga@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-3213.

Geography Awareness Week, organized by National Geographic Education Programs, encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders as part of that year’s activities. Geography Awareness Week is supported by year-long access to materials and resources for teachers, parents, community activists, and all geographically minded global citizens. The event is organized by National Geographic Education Programs.

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