OPEI, Scholastic unveil TurfMutt essay contest

March 10, 2015 -  By

TurfMutt_logo_150As part of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI’s) Research & Education Foundation’s TurfMutt environmental stewardship and education program, Scholastic is accepting entries for its “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest from children in grades K-5 through April 13.

Teachers and parents may submit their students’ or children’s essays and illustrations online. In 150–200 words, students must describe how they are “backyard superheroes,” plus draw a picture of their missions.

Two grand prize-winning schools will win $5,000 to improve outdoor green spaces.

For further details on the contest, including the official contest rules, visit scholastic.com.

LM Staff

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