And the 2010 Winners Are…

2010 Essay Contest logoEarthzine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 University and College Student Essay and Blogging Competition, “Making Citizen Observations a Global Vision.”

First Place $500 — Earthships As An Affordable, Sustainable Part Of Vernacular Architecture by Nikolaos Meintanis, University of Sussex, England

Second Place $350 — Industrial Ecology: A Promising Approach to Attain Sustainability by John Paul Sipin De Guzman, National Cheng Chung University, Taiwan

Third Place $225 — Responsible Citizenship: In the Wake of Charles Darwin by Benjamin-Axel Mugema of Makera University, Uganda

Fourth Place $125 — Lead By Example by M. Injamam Alam, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dahka, Bangladesh

Each winner will also receive an Earthzine t-shirt and letter of recognition to their universities.

“The contestants submitted thoughtful, well-written and well argued essays. The contest’s objective to create international discourse among students on important environmental issues was met by the lively thought-provoking comments, questions and responses posted on the contest blog,” said Dr. David Mullins, Associate Editor for Education.

“We are deeply appreciative of the efforts of all the contestants. Our thanks also go to the judges, who ranked the winners on the basis of their essays and the quality of their blogs. We are grateful to the NASA Applied Sciences Program for supporting this contest, and to Dr. Mullins, for doing an excellent job managing Earthzine’s second essay competition,” said Dr. Paul Racette begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Editor-in-Chief.