Oct. 29 2014 NOW Message: Environmental Literature & Photo Contest

Kwai Kwai! (Greetings! in the Nulhegan Abenaki Language)

This NOW message contains information about an Environmental Literature & Photo Contest!

The University of Arizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center invites Native American high school and college students to submit entries for its Environmental Literature & Photo Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and submissions will be featured in an environmental health magazine through the University of Arizona. Review the contest details below to get started.

Environmental Literature Contest
Students: share your stories and poems relating to environmental issues your community faces. Use your point of view and knowledge of your home to tell others firsthand stories or about environmental issues you faced growing up.

Environmental Photo Contest
Students: share what the environment in your community looks like. What environmental issues do people in your community face? Can you document solutions for issues related to health and the environment?

Prizes will be provided for both the Literature and Photo Contest!

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $50
  • 3rd Place – $25

Application Deadline: November 5, 2014

To Apply: Submissions and questions should be sent to Gilbert Rivera or Amanda Bahe at swehsc@pharmacy.arizona.edu


We invite you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Center for Native American Youth.

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Center for Native American Youth

About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.

One thought on “Oct. 29 2014 NOW Message: Environmental Literature & Photo Contest

  1. Native teens and young adults need a magazine just for them. For Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiians..including First Nations youth from Canada. There seems to be none online. Youth could contribute stories, subjects they want covered, photos from Native communities, discuss topics with a moderator so it stays a safe place that is open minded.Youth right now would like to discuss the shooting in Washington. This would not just be a fashion magazine. It would be for male and female. It is a unique place with mentors, role models yet youth directed. Not just about commercial topics or popular media stars who are Native. So any sources or ideas?

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