Blog : Children's Essay Contest

By Katie | Aug 1, 2014 | in

With summer slowly winding down, back to school sales are filling stores as teachers and students prepare for another school year. Why not help the kids get in the school mindset with a earth-friendly essay contest?!

We are thrilled to announce our first ever children’s essay contest (entrants must be 13 years old or younger). We have received a great amount of support from business partners for this contest, allowing us to offer great prizes to all entrants, with an excellent grand prize for the chosen winner!

To enter please respond to the following topic in a minimum half page essay (accompanying pictures or drawings encouraged but not required), by Friday, August 22nd by emailing or mailing to 75 Congress Street, Suite 304, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (essays submitted by mail must be post-marked Thursday, August 21st or earlier): 
“What activities did your family do this summer to better the environment?” 

All entrants will receive:
• A Green Families Club Membership and “Future Environmentalist t-shirt” (GFC Membership can be given as a gift if your family is already a member)
• A bag of Lindt Chocolates
• Free (non-soda) samples from Coca Cola
• A book on “Greening Your Family”
• One Isles of Shoals Steamship Company Ticket,
• One Gundalow Company Sailing Ticket, and
• Lots of coupons and other goodies from our supportive business partners.

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive (in addition to the above listed items) TWO FREE Adventure Passes to Loon Mountain, where you can enjoy zip lining adventures, Logjam, 2-hour bike rental, and so much more!

All entrants are encouraged to join us at our Green Families Club Celebration and Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, August 27th from 4-7 p.m.! The prizes will be presented that day to all applicants and the winner will read their winning essay! The celebration will also include: live music, hands-on activities provided by our Green Alliance Business Partners, a vegan, organic birthday cake (The Green Families club turns 3 this month!), and lots of fun activities with other green families! The party is free and open to the public!

Good luck to all applicants, and we hope to see everyone at the Green Families Club Celebration and Farmer’s Market!

To join the Green Families Club, click here