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Notices and Events

November 3, 2015

Emerald Awards

Nominations for the 25th annual Emerald Awards are now being accepted.

Recognizing innovation and dedication in environmental stewardship, the award program has eight categories, including education and youth.

The nomination deadline is
Feb. 19. More information is available at

Journalism competition takes aim at pollution

A national eco-journalism competition is giving Canadian youth a chance to share their solutions to an environmental issue affecting all communities across the country: plastic litter and waste. Hosted by the non-profit organization Environmental Defence, the contest will operate under the theme “Your Solution to Plastic Pollution.”

For the competition, youth aged from 11 to 14 and 15 to 18 can submit an article, photo or video. Competition and submission details, including tips on writing, videography and photography, are available at

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The winners will be announced in April in time for Earth Day.

Winners will have their submission published online and will win other prizes, including an invitation to participate in an environmental reporting mission and the opportunity to compete in the international Young Reporters for the Environment competition.

Stories and photos wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1 or submit electronically to

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