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Winners of the 2013 Fairchild Challenge/BGCI Global Competition
The results are in for 2012/2013’s Global Competition! This year the competition was inspired by the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. It encouraged students to explore, via interviews, what their local community know about the relationship between plants and water. We received 38 entries in total from both middle schools and high schools. Students tackled a diverse range of topics relating to plants and water - from irrigation, to mangrove ecosystems, from water conservation in the home, to global water use and the role plants play in the water cycle.
It was clear that students had put a great deal of consideration and research into their projects and interview questions. Students showed great enthusiasm and creativity in devising ways to address common misconceptions and to better educate others about the important relationship between plants and water.
It was a difficult task to judge and all entries deserve our congratulations. However, after much deliberation we have come to a decision and are delighted to announce this year’s top three entries:
Students were asked to:
Entries were marked on the following criteria: