Student wind-poster challenge, deadline March 19 2010

Submitted by KidWind
2010-03-08 17:11:26

KidWind is seeking designs for an informative and attractive poster that helps to explain some aspects of wind energy science and technology. If you are chosen as the winner your poster will go into classrooms all over the US! You will be on KidWind's website! You will be famous! Winners in each category will also receive $250.

Poster Topics
Some of the topic areas the poster could include:
Parts of a wind turbine
Energy transformations
How turbines generate electricity
How wind is created
Where is it windy in the US
Surface turbulence
How wind turbine blades work
Different types of turbines
Comparing small and large wind turbines
Where wind turbines are located in the US
Wind energy impacts
Wind energy & other energy sources & carbon impact
Don't try to cover all of these topics in your poster but it will be important to have some of them.

Some other important considerations and pointers:
Remember that posters are designed to be viewed from a distance.
We want detail in these posters, so text is OK... just not too much. We want the poster to draw you in to look closer at the details.
Look at other posters to help you think about what you like in a poster, but try to make yours original and unique.
Check your spelling.
Think about balance and composition.
Use color.

Submitting & Judging
You can create your poster on paper and either send us the original or a scanned image. Or, if you'd like, you can create your design on a computer, and upload a digital file. The winning submissions will be printed as 24" x 36" full color landscape or portrait posters and be sold and given away to teachers and schools all over the US. You'll be famous!

The artists that win in each age category will also receive $250.
Posters will be judged on how clearly and accurately they present their ideas, and on creativity and appearance.

Submissions Deadline
Submissions must be received by March 19th, 2010.

Submisison requirements
KidWind will accept hard copies, high quality TIFFs, PDFs or Indesign, Illustrator or Photoshop files.
Don't use copyrighted characters, images or clip art.
Hard copies should be packaged so they remain flat when sent for judging.

For more information, please see the KidWind web site:

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