Post a nature photo to Instagram. It can be whatever - the sky, animals, water, insects, the ground, etc. - just not person-made. With the post include: the date and time (if different from when posted), the general location and the hashtag #ALNature_Photos.
One photo a week will be chosen to be featured on Alexandria Library’s Instagram and Teens webpage. At the end of the contest, one person will be chosen as the grand prize winner. The winner will be recognized and the prize will be awarded at the Resilient Communities Collection Open House on May 1. Open to teens in grades 6th - 12th.
Contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fine print: Participants may post up to five photos a week. Contest weeks run Mondays through Sundays. The weekly chosen photo will be posted to Alexandria Library’s Teens page and Instagram on Mondays. All photos submitted must be the original work of the artist. By posting a photo with the hashtag, #ALNature_Photos, participants agree to the Alexandria Library’s use of the photo on social media and in print as part of the Resilient Communities Collection displays. Credit will be given to the photographer.
Upgraded and Grounded: Community Efficiency and Sufficiency in the Midst of Climate Change is a six-month series dedicated to the discussion of extreme weather’s impact on our lives and the actions we can take to respond with thought and care. This series is made possible by the American Library Association’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change grant. A huge thank you goes to our partner, the City of Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services, especially Sustainability Coordinator Ellen Eggerton and Stormwater Manager Jessica Lessetter, for their assistance in planning and presenting events as part of this series.
Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.