OurEcho Challenge Entry Form

Notice: The entry submission deadline for the OurEcho Challenge has been extended to 11:59 PM EDT on April 21, 2020.

The OurEcho Challenge is a STEM innovation competition that empowers U.S. middle school students to take a closer look at biodiversity in their communities. Students will first identify threats to local ecosystems and then propose solutions to help preserve, protect, or repair those natural resources.

Middle school-aged students are encouraged to work in teams of 1-3. Given the age of students, an adult (21+) MUST submit each entry online on behalf of the teams they are mentoring. Mentors can be traditional educators, parents, and/or adult facilitators of more informal learning environments. The OurEcho Challenge is offered only within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

The following entry form must be completed in a single session and partially completed entry forms cannot be saved for later. It is recommended that educators/mentors review the entry form and all materials first, then gather the applicable Team’s entry materials on their computer prior to the session to complete and submit the entry form. All student team members will require a permission form signed by their legal guardian to be uploaded with their entry. In order to ensure that teams are meeting the basic requirements for a qualifying entry, we encourage mentors to use the Brainstorming Worksheet, Challenge Checklist & Winning Tips and review the Official Rules prior to hitting "submit."

All entries must be submitted by April 21, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Please note that due to the effects of the COVID-19 global health crisis, EarthEcho International reserves the right in its sole discretion to further modify the timing of the OurEcho Challenge and/or the format/timing of the Finalist Event. If such changes are deemed prudent, the new timing and/or format will be noted in the Official Rules and on this website.

Questions? Please direct any questions to ourechochallenge@earthecho.org or 202-350-3190.

This competition is open to middle school aged students. Please confirm students are in Grades 5-9 (ages 10-15) *

Describe your idea for a solution to this issue/problem?* (500 words or less)
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