Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2016  Illustrated Poem Contest


Be an Earth Advocate

CCED seeks to bring international focus to environmental causes, such as clean air, water, and energy. ACS offers events, contests, and educational resources for members, chemical educators, and chemistry enthusiasts to illustrate the positive role that chemistry plays in preserving the Earth.

The CCED 2016 theme is "The Great Indoors – Your Home’s Ecosystem".

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring the illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.

Contest Deadline: April 24, 2016 

Prizes: $25 Barnes & Noble giftcard for first place; $10 gift card for second place

Contact: Deborah Janes, Eastman Kodak, 1999 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14650

Winners of the Rochester illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

Poem Flyer for contest 

Poem Entry Form   


   Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2013 (CCED)
         “Our Earth: Handle with Care!”

As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors a contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. Like last year, the 2013 contest was an illustrated poem contest.  All illustrated poems were judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest.

Entries were judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the CCED theme (“Our Earth: Handle with Care!”), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.

The winners are listed below.

Contact: Deborah Janes, Eastman Kodak Co. 1999 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY (585)722-3227  


Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2013:  Illustrated Poem Winners 




Skyla Pisciotti

First Place

Grades 9-12