Environmentalists celebrate by planting trees but they never celebrate the trucks that deliver the trees, the gas that powers that truck, or the plastic handles of the shovels they use. Fossil fuels supplied by Mother Earth make Earth Day events possible.
Solar and wind energy will be celebrated in every other Earth Day event. We want to highlight the work horses of the energy world — fossil fuels. In the 21st Century, so many of us are fortunate to celebrate Earth Day from positions of material wealth and a standard of living derived almost exclusively from fossil-fuel-driven economic development that has lifted scores of people out of poverty through access to affordable power. We believe affordable, reliable, abundant, safe energy and a thriving, clean environment are not mutually exclusive. The choice of energy sources and how they are utilized should come from the demands of an innovative and free market with fossil fuels, wind, and solar competing on an even playing field.
Our Earth Day Fossil Fuels Poster Contest celebrates how fossil fuels improve modern life. We will encourage artists to help us in celebrating Earth Day 2018 by submitting their original artwork in our Earth Day Fossil Fuels Poster Contest. The theme is “Modern Life: Made Possible by Fossil Fuels”.
Semi-finalists will be chosen and will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. The semi-finalists’ entries will be displayed at our Founders’ Night Dinner on Thursday, April 26. Founders’ Night guests will vote on the winner via Approval Voting (Sponsored by ApprovalVotingUSA.org). Approval voting is a single-winner voting method that allows voters to choose any number of candidates. The candidate with the most votes wins. The winner will be announced at our Founders’ Night Dinner event.
All semi-finalists will receive:
Third place will also receive:
Second place will also receive:
The winner will also receive:
We’re not big into rules but we do have a few for the contest.
The theme is “Modern Life: Made Possible by Fossil Fuels”. Entries will be judged based on the following elements:
There will be one first-place winner, one second-place winner and one third-place winner. Limit one entry per person. There is no entry fee and purchase of Founders’ Night Dinner tickets is not required to enter. Prize(s) are non-transferable and not redeemable for any other prize. Need not be present to win. Winner assumes any and all liability for prize(s) including taxes, maintenance, etc. The Independence Institute will take all reasonable precautions with artwork submissions but is not responsible for any incidental damage, theft or loss.
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The three semi-finalists will be posted on Earth Day, April 22, 2018.
“Fueling the American Dream”
“Golden Age Fuel”