Be a Kids vs. Plastic Leader!
Nearly nine million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. That’s the equivalent of unloading a dump truck of plastic into the ocean EVERY MINUTE! Help keep habitats healthy for humans and animals by participating in this year’s Kids vs. Plastic Almanac Challenge.
Share Your Story
Show us the creative ways you’ve been able to reduce plastic waste in your home, classroom, or community by having your parent send us your story (along with the form) and your essay may appear in next year’s almanac!
* A parent/legal guardian must submit their child’s essay and entry form.
Parents, download the pdf form.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. Contest begins on May 11, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends December 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. who are between 6 and 12 years of age at the time of entry. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE ENTRANT’S PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN. See Official Rules at natgeokids.com/almanac for complete details.
Last year's 2020 Visionary Almanac Challenge Winner
For the Almanac’s 10th anniversary last year, we asked kids to think 10 years into the future to envision a change that would make the world better.
The winner of the 2020 Almanac Visionary Challenge is Kai S. from Hawaii. Read his revolutionary idea to rid the ocean of plastic waste to save marine life.
Other great ideas included:
—More creative ways to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and on land
—Converting trash to energy
—Finding a cure for cancer
—Developing new medicines from invasive species