About contests and quizzes

April 2, 2007 at 11:12 am 21 comments

Check out and share your links about environmentally-related contests and quizzes within the Baltimore region OR of interest to Baltimoreans.


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  • 1. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:36 am

    April 24 “Rhyme & Reason to Go Green”

    Hip Hop Concert at the Baltimore Zoo to celebrate Earth Day

    Also Hip Hop Contest open to Baltimore Youth Ages 11-15

    Flyer: http://www.ibuydifferent.org/Baltimore_release.pdf

    –sponsored by The Center for a New American Dream & the World Wildlife Fund. Part of their “i buy different” campaign to educate young people about the importance of buying sustainable products



  • 2. loisgreencity  |  April 5, 2007 at 2:18 am

    2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC: University of Maryland’s LEAFHouse selected. The U of MD team is one of twenty international collegiate teams selected to compete.



  • 3. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 10:27 am

    National Environmental Contests/ Awards for Kids throughout the year: see listings


  • 4. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 10:34 am

    The Ultimate Green Energy Stock Challenge – are you the Ultimate Tech Investor? Find out– compete against other players trading in virtual green energy stocks with virtual dollars. Winner of last year’s contest (summer 2006) won a free electric car by ZAP.


    Details for 2007 contest coming soon

  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 11, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Environment Maryland Vote in Our Favorite Photo Contest

    “Vote in” Your Favorite Photo of the Chesapeake Bay. Go to:


  • 6. Peter Doo  |  April 21, 2007 at 10:31 am

    you shouldhave a link to the US Green building Council’s Baltimore Regional Chapter. http://www.usgbcbalt.org.

  • 7. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ 2007 Photo Contest:

    Entry Deadline Sept 10 2007. More than $1,000 in prizes will be offered.


  • 8. loisgreencity  |  May 11, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    What’s YOUR Environmental Footprint?

    Find out the FUN way! Take the LIveScience Triva Quiz at:


  • 9. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Take the “Slate Green Challange” with TreeHugger:


  • 10. loisgreencity  |  May 24, 2007 at 12:37 am

    See winning videos from Treehugger’s “Convenient Truths” video contest:


  • 11. dougretzler  |  May 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

    The Rodale Institute’s 2007 Organic School Garden Awards

    School students nationwide, grades K through 12, are invited to enter this Organic School Garden Awards competition. If you’re a kid who loves working in your organic school garden to improve your health and the health of the earth, this contest is for you!

    Prizes: 1st Place “Organic Gold:” $1,000
    2nd Place “Organic Silver:” $500
    3rd Place “Organic Bronze:” $250

    For more details:


  • 12. loisgreencity  |  June 8, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    MSN’s and TreeHugger’s “Green Theatre” contest:

    Submit a 1-2 minute video in which you answer the question “What are you doing in your own backyard to help fight climate change?” Submission deadline is June 23rd.

    Prize is five pairs of tickets, along with air travel and lodging, to a Live Earth concert to be held July 7th at London’s Wembley Stadium. More than 100 performers are scheduled to appear, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg, Melissa Etheridge, the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Duran Duran, Korn, Pharrell, the Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

    Proceeds will create a foundation to combat climate change led by The Alliance for Climate Protection, which is chaired by Al Gore.

    More info at: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/msn_treehugger.php

  • 13. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    The Rodale Institute’s 2007 Organic School Garden Awards – deadline Oct 31, 2007 (postmark date)

    School students nationwide, grades K through 12, are invited to enter this Organic School Garden Awards competition. If you’re a kid who loves working in your organic school garden to improve your health and the health of the earth, this contest is for you!

    Prizes: 1st Place “Organic Gold:” $1,000
    2nd Place “Organic Silver:” $500
    3rd Place “Organic Bronze:” $250

    For more details:


  • 14. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Kidsgardening Photo Contest – deadline Sept 15, 2007 (postmark date)

    Photos may be submitted in two categories:

    1. School and community gardens
    2. Home gardens

    Images to Capture

    They are looking for pictures of kids (individuals or small groups) engaged with plants and gardens. Save your special rose shot for another contest if it doesn’t include children.

    Six prizes (three in each of the two categories)–Gift certificates ranging from $50 to $250 for Kidsgardenings’ catalog and online store.

    For more info and details: http://www.kidsgardening.com/special/photo/index.asp

  • 15. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    View Grand Prize winning state-wide enviro contest photo by local Towson High schooler Tim Powers:

    Photo was submitted to the 2007 “Green Focus Awards” contest by Maryland Department of the Environment and the Newton Marasco Foundation. Theme was: “Scenes of Wonder.”

    Other awesome winning photos by MD high-schoolers can be found online at:

  • 16. loisgreencity  |  June 27, 2007 at 10:26 am

    The Great Gwynns Falls Trail Hunt
    Contest runs from June 2, 2007 through October 1st (NOW EXTENDED)!

    All contestants who enter with the correct answers will be entered in a drawing to win a NEW BIKE, day passes for a CLIMBING WALL, a TRAPEZE LESSON, CAMPING GEAR, and many other fun prizes!

    Contest open to children and to “children of all ages”–i.e., ADULTS too!

    Join us for the Great Gwynns Falls Trail Hunt to uncover some of the rich history that the Gwynns Falls Trail and its surrounding neighborhoods have to offer!

    Discover the past and answer our “scavenger hunt” questions by reading the interpretive panels along the Trail.

    For more information and to enter the contest, go here: http://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org/news/Hunt-map_insert_flier_FINAL.pdf

  • 17. loisgreencity  |  July 5, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Want to go to St. Thomas USVI next January? Just buy a raffle ticket
    for $20. What a deal.

    Please see the information below and help support the Green Building
    Institute. Flights are from either BWI or Washington.

    If you can post a flyer for your office, contact Leslye Wilson in my
    office @ leslye@greenbuildinginstitute.org and she’ll forward you
    the .pdf. We are also looking for help selling the tickets, so
    please do what you can.

    Or Go to http://www.Greenbuildinginstitute.org to find out more.

    Thank you very much. If you should get more than one of these emails
    from me or others, we apologize in advance.

    Leslye Wilson
    Executive Assistant
    The Green Building Institute

    The Enviro-Center
    7761 Waterloo Road
    Jessup, MD 20794
    P: 443 733 1234
    F: 443 733 1219

  • 18. loisgreencity  |  July 31, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Submit YOUR video to Visit My Baltimore –

    YOU could win $2,0007!

    Contest ends SEPTEMBER 4, 2007.

    Hurry– don’t miss your chance to BE A BMORE STAR!


    Also see featured “Chimp” Video from Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (Druid Hill) (feature may change by the time you log on)

  • 19. loisgreencity  |  August 9, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Department of Public Works

    Clean and Green Calendar Contest
    How would you like your artwork to be seen by over 200,000 households?
    DPW is asking for public artwork to be displayed on the cover of =ts’ 2008 CALENDAR.

    Two dimensional artwork – photos, paintings, sketches and drawings that
    depict activities related to Public Works.

    Trash Collection – Recycling – City Building Maintenance – Reservoirs – Fountains
    Water Filtration – City Fleet – Community Cleanups – City Strea=s and Waterways
    Authorized Recreational Activities at City Watersheds – Wastewater Treatment

    There will be one grand prize and three awards in other catergories:
    17 and under
    18 to 55
    56 and older
    Grand prize winner will have his/her artwork on the cover!
    Category winners will also have their artwork shown in the calendar!
    All winners will also receive additional prizes!
    Contest limited to Baltimore City residents.
    All images submitted must be reproducible.

    More details go to:

  • 20. loisgreencity  |  August 9, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Sunday, August 12, 11 am – 4 pm
    Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail Photo Safari
    4500 Franklintown Road, Baltimore, MD

    Bring your friends, family and neighbors, a picnic lunch and a camera to Winans Meadow at Leakin Park this Sunday (4500 Franklintown Road, Baltimore) to view, enjoy, and photograph the 2007 Art on the Trail exhibit!

    Tour the show, and talk with artists, historians, and naturalists about the park and the greater Gwynns Falls Trail.

    Art happening and live music throughout the day.
    Followed by an online photo competition on greencitybaltimore.org.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category at the Art on the Trail Closing Event on September 2.

    Learn more about the event and how to share your photos online and participate in a user-judged photo contest on greencitybaltimore.org (details coming soon) or contact Lois at (202) 302-1478 or greencitybaltimore@yahoo.com

    For directions go to http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=%5b4600%2d4641%5d%20Franklintown%20Rd&city=Baltimore&state=MD&zipcode=21229&country=US&geodiff=1

    For more information about the Gwynns Falls Trail, go to http://www.gwynnsfalltrail.org or call 410-448-5663 x 120

  • 21. loisgreencity  |  August 16, 2007 at 12:57 am

    GreenCityBaltimore / Gwynns Falls Trails “Art on the Trail Photo Safari” Contest-

    Running NOW through Mon, September 10th! Last Day to view the Enviro Art on the Trail and take photos–Sun, Sept 2nd!!!

    Sunday, Sept 2nd is also to be a day of music, media, fun and celebration in Leakin Park, so come out and enjoy the day!!! Details at: http://www.mediasproutfest.org/

    Did you come out to our “Art on the Trail Photo Safari” kick-off event in Leakin Park, 4500 Franklintown Road, Baltimore, MD on Sunday, August 12th? If so, we were THRILLED to have you and hope you had a great time and took lots of pictures!

    If not, never fear–you can still participate in our contest! Just use your photos taken anytime this summer since the “Art on the Trail” opening June 2nd for the last 3 categories, OR head out to Leakin Park between NOW and the “Art on the Trail’s Closing ‘Media Sprout’ Celebration” on Sunday, Sept 2nd and photograph the “Art on the Trail” for the last 3 categories, OR photograph ANYWHERE on the Gwynns Falls Trail for the last two categories!

    Do this and submit your photos no later than Mon, Sept 10th to qualify for our contest. Register by sending us up to 4 photos, 1 each to the 4 below categories:





    Submit your photos to us at: GCBphoto@yahoo.com . Please send each photo by SEPARATE EMAIL and include the CONTEST CATEGORY in each title. Also please include your name, address and phone number in each email (this information will be used for photo contest purposes ONLY).

    If you are taking traditional (non-digital) photos, please either SCAN THEM and submit them to us electronically. Or please send us your traditional photos so that they are received NO LATER THAN Monday, September 10th at: Art on the Trail Photo Safari Contest, ATTN: Ryan Patterson, Gwynns Falls Trails Council/ Parks and People Office, Stieff Silver Building, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 010 Baltimore, MD 21211. Please include your name, address and phone number and write the contest category you are submitting each photo to on the back of the photo.


    Photo safari participants will also get the opportunity to vote in the contest. If you only wish to vote–not submit photos–please send us an email at: GCBphoto@yahoo.com and put “VOTE ONLY” in the subject header. Also include your name, phone number and address. Voting will run from Sept 12th to Sat, Sept 15th. Feel free to check back frequently to see what new photo entries are submitted and to change your vote!!!

    All photo safari participants and voters who register at GCBphoto@yahoo.com will be eligible to win a prize based on a drawing!!!

    Don’t miss the fun of the “Art on the Trail Closing Celebration Event” Monday, Sept 2nd in Leakin Park! For more details, go to: http://www.mediasproutfest.org/

    Thanks so much to our contest partners–the Gwynns Falls Trail Council, Parks and People, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, and the Mayor’s Office; our photo safari performers, Jan Seiden, Woody Lissauer, and Natasha Matveeva; and our contest sponsors, Ritz Camera Center, Baltimore Clayworks, and the American Visionary Arts Museum for their generous donations and support!!!


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