Science Matters to Bayer and the National 4-H Council and they are encouraging young people to consider how science impacts their everyday lives through a “Why Science Matters to Me” photo contest.
The winners of the contest will receive a trip for three to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, January 12-15, 2018. Held annually in Washington, D.C., the summit provides high school students from around the country with hands-on educational experiences that help them develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security and sustainability.
Students may enter the contest through the 4-H website or Instagram by submitting a photo showing how science impacts their food, health, animals and everyday life. Each submission should also include the hashtag “#ScienceMattersContest” and a 300-word maximum caption telling why science matters to them. Entries must be submitted by November 26, 2017 and a panel of judges will review all entries and select 10 finalists. The public will then have an opportunity to help choose the winners by voting on the 4-H website for their favorite photo from November 9 – December 6, 2017.