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CRC CARE High School Essay Competition

Love science AND writing? Enter the CRC CARE High School Essay Competition for a chance to WIN $$ and a trip to the Clean Up 2019 conference dinner in Adelaide. Tell us about the importance of a clean, contaminant-free environment.

When: Monday, July 22 2019 till Thursday, August 22 2019. 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
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The CRC CARE High School Essay Competition aims to inspire young students to recognise the importance of a clean environment to our wellbeing and to understand how easily human activities can jeopardise environmental sustainability. CRC CARE performs scientific research to help stop or clean up contamination of our soil, water and air. Your essay can help!

Who can enter and what can you win?
Entries are open to Australian school students in Years 7 to 12. The best essay on each topic, judged on its writing quality, interest, newsworthiness, and scientific accuracy, will receive a cash prize and a trip to Adelaide for the CleanUp 2019 conference gala dinner (prizewinners must be accompanied to the gala dinner by a parent/legal guardian, at their parent/guardian’s own expense).

How do I enter? 
To enter, download the entry form and write an essay of 500 to 1000 words from either of two categories (you are welocme to submit entries in both categrories):

The Dr Roneal Naidu award on chemical contamination and its effect on food quality and human health ($1000 prize). This award honours the late Dr Roneal Naidu, who as a medical doctor acted to inspire others through his passion for the environment and the potential impact that pollutants may have on human health.

The CRC CARE award for writing on contamination of our planet: how can we ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations? ($500 prize).

Submit your essay online before 22 August 2019.

Contact details:

Cherese Sonkkila
Phone: 0497 799 868