The Grey Water Project’s Earth Day 50

Contest Rules & Media Release

Theme: Climate Change


 The Grey Water Project invites students’ grades K-12 from across the world to submit their climate change inspired visual art, performance art including music, dance or climate action posters for a chance to win cool prizes and recognition. The selected visual art, climate action posters, poetry and writing will be displayed at the Earth Day Summit on April 11th 2020 featuring keynote speakers who are committed to the environment. It will also be displayed at the Fremont Main Library, City of Atherton Earth Day Event and other community events (to be announced soon).The music and dance winners will also get a chance to perform at the same event. First place winners of each category would be awarded a cash prize of $75.00. There would be subsequent cash prizes and Honorable Mentions for the rest of the winners.

General Guidelines:

  • Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.

  • An explanation of the project done might be a useful addition when submitting your entry.

  • Label CD/DVD/flash drive where needed with title of artwork, arts category and grade for dance and music.

  • Include student name, entry title, arts category and grade on back of entry for art visual art and literature.

  • Once you are ready to submit please email us to submit your entries.

  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified

Climate Action Research Poster – Specific Rules/Guidelines

Submission Requirements:

  • Each entry can be the original work of either one student or a group.

  • Student(s) should reaseach on climate change. They can address climate change as a whole or drill down to one area - Droughts, Sea level rise etc.

  • Identify issues and what the current proposed solutions are. ( We do not expect you to come up with a solution unless you want to).

  • Include pictures, graphs, statistics, diagrams - anything which will support your research.

  • The purpose of this project is to help students learn about climate change.

  • Poster can be upto normal 24X30 or a science fair tri-fold

Dance Choreography – Specific Rules/Guidelines

Style:  Any style including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Folk Dance, Country specific dance, Dance Ensembles (color guard/indoor guard), Ice Skating/Dancing and Gymnastics-floor Routine.

Submission Requirements:

  • Each entry can be the original work of either one student or a group.

  • Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.

  • Accepted file formats include: AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV and FLV.

  •  Cite background music (if any) with the submission.

Literature – Specific Rules/Guidelines

Style: Prose, Poetry, Drama, Reflective essay, Narrative, Short story.

Submission Requirements:

  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only.

  • Entry must not exceed 2,000 words.

  • Hand written & typed entries are accepted on 8.5x11 paper (one sided only), PDF file.

  • Number each page.

Music Composition – Specific Rules/Guidelines

Style: A Cappella, Blues, Choral, Country, Electronic, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Musical, Orchestral, Pop, R&B, Rock, Symphonic/Concert Band and Traditional.

Submission Requirements:

  •  Each entry can be the original work of either one student or a group.

  •  Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.

  • Accepted audio file formats include: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC.

Visual Arts – Specific Rules/Guidelines

Accepted forms of visual art include: collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, crafts, drawing, jewelry, painting, Reproductions or enlargements of another artwork are not accepted. Upcycled and Reused crafts and jewelry highly encouraged.

Submission Requirements:

  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only.

  • Dimensions must not exceed 24x30 inches, including matting.

  • Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material.

  • Include one digital image of artwork with your submission.

  • Artwork containing loose materials is not accepted. Matting is accepted.


Media Release

  • I grant permission to reproduce photographs and/or video images taken of my child and his/her work for the purpose of promotion in any medium.

The Grey Water Project

A 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded by Shreya Ramachandran, a rising senior at American High School in Fremont, CA who is passionate about  grey water reuse and water conservation.

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