National Chemistry Week 2019 will be celebrated October 20-26, 2019 with the theme, "Marvelous Metals."
The Southern Arizona Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We invite all students in Southern Arizona to compete.
Contest Deadline: October 30, 2019
Prizes: $25.00 gift certificate for 1st place in each grade category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Mail to: SAZACS, PO Box 43096, Tucson, AZ 85733
Winners of the SAZACS Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!
Write and illustrate a poem using the NCW theme, “Chemistry is Out of This World.” Your poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
Neatness - free of spelling and grammatical errors.
All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered: Haiku, Limerick, Ode, ABC poem, Free verse, End rhyme, and Blank verse.
Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the NCW theme, word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
All entries must be original works without aid from others. Poems may be submitted by hand on an unlined sheet of paper not larger than 11” by 14” or scanned and sent via email. Illustrations may be created using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The illustration may also be electronically created by using a digital painting and drawing app on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Digital entries should be mailed to the NCW coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 2019 NCW Poem Contest submission.
The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be typed before the hand-drawn or digital illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper, which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration.
No clipart or unoriginal images can be used.
Only one entry per student will be accepted; all entries must include an entry form. If the illustration is created using a digital painting or drawing app, the name of the program must be included on the entry form.
All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the American Chemical Society.
Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes.
The Southern Arizona section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS) invites you to participate in the 2019 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) which takes place April 21-27, 2019.
The goal of CCEW is to build awareness of chemistry at the local level and to communicate the positive role that chemistry plays in the world. The 2019 theme is "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper" and explores the history of paper, its manufacturing, uses, methods of preservation, and recycling.
To promote Earth Week activities SAZACS is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Poems and artwork should relate to the current topic "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper". All entries will be judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the theme, word choice and imagery, and colorful, creative work. Contest details are described on the flyer below and can also be viewed (along with winning entries from the previous years) here.
SAZACS will award $25 gift certificate for the best illustrated poem in each grade category (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th). Poems, accompanied by the entry form, should be mailed to SAZACS, PO Box 43096, Tucson, AZ 85733. To be considered, all entries must be received by the local section by April 29, 2019.
Winners of the local contest will be announced in May. Winning poems will compete on the national level. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place National Contest winners in each grade category. The American Chemical Society has prepared multiple resources for grade K-12 students which can be used to plan activities related to the CCEW theme: