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Age of Nature Student Challenge

August 17 - September 30

Welcome to Maine Public's Age of Nature High School Challenge where high school students can share their own story about their relationship with the natural world, tap into their own creative chops, and potentially win a $500 monetary award. I am hoping you can help spread the word of the challenge.

Regardless of the other challenges that we are all experiencing these days, we're all looking for ways to support our young people as they develop ideas that will shape the world we live in. And the environment is especially top-of-mind for this generation. This fall, Maine Public Television will air the PBS series, The Age of Nature, a program that brings together wildlife filmmaking, science, anthropology, history and more to explore how our growing awareness of nature is changing the way we live on earth.

And we'd like your high school students to take part in this discussion by joining The Age of Nature Student Challenge.

We're inviting high school students to share their story and perspectives on the natural world with specific connections to Maine through any combination of writing, photography, video, performance, audio, or any other form of media that gets their ideas across on one of the following themes:

What have our past mistakes taught us about nature?
How is our understanding of nature changing the way we live?
As the challenges we face mount, where are we heading next?

Entries should share a specific example of how one of the themes exists in Maine - whether a remote wilderness, neighborhood park, or even a backyard. Students can enter any original work - audio, video, writing, photography, a combination of any of these media and more. We'll accept entries from August 17 until midnight, September 30.

Five winners - one from each high school class year, along with a "People's Choice" selection chosen through social media voting -- will be awarded $500 prizes.

We know this challenge starts before students are even in school, and this will be an especially uncertain fall. But we're hoping you'll help us spread the word. We know young people have ideas, and want their voices heard. And we want to provide that platform for them to speak.

For more information: Student Challenge

Video that explains the challenge :https://vimeo.com/447554362