The Environmental Advisory Committee (WTEAC) holds an environmental poetry competition every year for Wall's intermediate school students. The dates for this contest vary each year, but the themes are the same!
Waste, water, noise, and air pollution control
Resources: air, water, soil, vegetation, and animals
Manasquan, Wreck Pond, and/or Shark River Watersheds
Ocean dumping, recycling, and grants
Open space / farm land preservation
Ecology, conservation, and marine life
Toxic and chemical water; health hazards
Wildlife refuges and environmental technology
Any other specific environmental entity of your choice
Important: Essays relating to Wall Township will be excluded.
The length of the poems will be at the discretion of the English teachers. Poetry must be typed in final form
The final 16 entries (10 copies each for our WTEAC members) will be selected by the Intermediate School Coordinator and submitted to the WTEAC Chairperson of the Poetry Contest at an agreeable mutual date
Evaluation of the final winning entries will be determined by the Wall Township Environmental Advisory Committee. The committee will maintain entries of all winning poems. The poetry may be utilized for potential public relations publicity for education and awareness regarding environmental issues. Winning poems may be displayed at the library
Presentation by a Wall Township Official and a WTEAC member to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention winners of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade level. Awards will take place at the intermediate school, on a weekday, at a mutually agreeable date between the WTEAC and School Coordinator
The Wall Township Officials and Committee Members will issue their congratulations in the form of a certificate and ribbon to all winners. All 1st place winners will receive a $50 bond (3 bonds)
A ribbon and certificate will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as honorable mention winners
The Superintendent, other school personnel, township officials, and committee members may be invited to the award ceremony.