Earth is our Home”
Expo NM through its sponsors the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
invites you to enter a poetry and art contest to raise awareness of New Mexican and global responses to the
environmental challenges that we face, such as climate change and loss of
enter the contest, compose a poem or create art
around the theme “The Earth is our Home.”
the words ecology and ecosystem, the “eco” comes from the Greek word oikoswhich means home.
does “The Earth is our Home” mean to
your thoughts, knowledge, concerns, feelings, or answers in either an original
poem or a piece of original artwork.
are no limits to the style of poetry submitted.
artwork must be either drawn or painted.
Any flat surface medium is acceptable (e.g. paper, posterboard, canvas,
wood). Art may use pencil, ink, crayon,
paint, mixed media, collage, etc.). The
maximum size of an art piece is 24 inches by 36 inches.
are four age groups that may enter: Primary School (K-5), Middle School (6-8),
High School (9-12), and Adult. Only one
entry per person or group is allowed.
in each age group and category:
of Honorable Mention will be awarded to runners-up.
may be from individuals, small groups, or teachers/classes. Monetary prizes for group work will be split equally
among all the members of a winning group of artists or poets.
must be submitted by April 12, 2023.
Poems and artwork should be submitted in pdf format through the entry
links at earthexponm.com or delivered to the JCC of Greater Albuquerque - 5520
Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, Attn: Sam Wyman.
submitted online, artwork should be submitted as photographs.
Earth Expo Committee will judge submissions based on originality,
technique/intent and style, and relevance to the theme. All decisions are
Expo New Mexico marks the beginning of Earth Week and is open to the public.
The Expo will take place on April 16, 2023 at the JCC in Albuquerque, 5520
Wyoming Blvd NE from 3 pm to 4 pm. The contest winners will be announced
publicly at the event. Winning artwork will be displayed at the event and
winning poets will be invited to recite their own work or have their work read
by a professional poet or actor.
statement – By entering the contest, you are giving contest sponsors permission
to copy, distribute, display, and use the artwork and poetry in specified ways
for specified purposes to help advance Environment Expo NM’s mission to promote
environmental awareness and action.]
To Enter, complete and submit the form below