Waste watchers of the Eastern Shore is offering $50 prizes at Elementary, Middle, and High school levels in both counties for the essay best answering the question: What is the real cost of litter on the Eastern Shore? Public, Private and Home Schooled students are all welcome to enter.
Jenny O'Neill, Coordinator of Waste Watchers, said the essays are coming in but she wanted to remind students they have until Friday, December 9, to enter.
"Quit procrastinating and take a shot at it, she said. I'm especially challenging the high school students to step up. It can only be for the good to have people articulating their understanding of the problems litter brings. I know $50 isn't a lot in some circles, but someone out there can win it. So why not try?"
The winning essay will show an understanding of the problems litter presents to the people, plants, animals, and communities of the Eastern Shore. Each entry will be judged on originality, depth of understanding, and ability to communicate the main points.
To enter, mail your essay to PO 191 Onancock Va 23417 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 9, 2011. For questions please call Jenny O'Neill at 757-787-7468.