Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

About the Award

As part of the ACS Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Celebration, the ACS sponsors a poetry contest for K-12 students.  Students can pick topic related to that year’s topic.  Poems can be any style (free verse, limerick, haiku, etc.).  Entries are judged based on relevance to and incorporation of theme, word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.

Each 1st place winner receives a check for $50, and their winning poem is entered into the ACS National CCED poetry contest, sponsored by the Office of Community and Activities and Committee on Community Activities.


If you have any questions, please contact the CCED Coordinator, Mike Mautino, at

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2017 CCED Poem Contest Flyer_Pittsburgh

2016 Recipients

The Pittsburgh Section wishes to thank all of the students who submitted entries, as well as the teachers who encourage participation in the contest.

K-2 Grade:  Rhiannon R. (2nd Grade), College Square Elementary School (Teacher: Julie Stefanchik)
3-5 Grade:  Thomas P. (5th Grade), Home School (Teacher: Susan P.)
6-8 Grade:  Anna P. (7th Grade), St. Bernadette School (Teacher: Mary Chase)
9-12 Grade:  Hannah J. (9th Grade), Mt. Lebanon High School (Teacher: Susan Meer)

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