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IGES 12th Annual Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  August 28, 2007

IGES 12th Annual Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4
  ¦ Theme: 'The Ocean: From Top to Bottom!'
  ¦ Entries Due: Oct. 26, 2007

Arlington, Va.--What do you see when you picture the ocean? Waves crashing
onto a sandy beach? Dolphins leaping out of and into the water? A sailboat
or large ship floating in the distance?

These are probably the kinds of images that come to mind. Yet, there¦s more
to the ocean than what¦s going on at the surface. There¦s a whole world of
water, plants and animals below.

An art contest for grades 2-4 challenges students to explore the ocean from
top to bottom and then draw a picture showing what they learned. This is the
12th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global Environmental
Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, Va. The contest supports national science
education standards for grades K-4.

The winning artist will receive a $250 savings bond, and his or her artwork
will be printed as the 2007 IGES greeting card. Second- and third-place
winners receive a $100 and $50 savings bond, respectively. Everyone who
sends in an entry will receive a certificate of participation. Artwork will
be judged by a panel including artists, scientists and IGES staff members.

Entries are due Oct. 26, 2007.

New for 2007 Contest! -- Lockheed Martin Corporation is generously funding
the development and printing of a 2008 calendar featuring the top 12 entries
in this art contest. The students whose artwork is featured in this calendar
will each receive copies of the calendar; their teachers will also receive
calendars.

For more information, including contest rules and entry form, interesting
ocean facts, lesson plans and activities, and a listing of recommended books
and Web sites, please visit: http://www.strategies.org/ArtContest

Located in Arlington, Va., IGES was established in 1994 and is a 501(c)3
nonprofit organization supported by public and private entities. IGES is a
trusted leader in Earth and space science education, communication and
outreach, and in fostering national and international cooperation in
observing the Earth.

CONTACT Dan Stillman
  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  (703) 312-7138 (Phone)
  (703) 312-8657 (FAX)
  Email: dan_stillman@strategies.org

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