Bloggers, Enter UNEP's World Environment Day Contest!

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Last week, we told you about the World Environment Day Blogging Contest being put on by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the submission period is now open!

If you're a blogger interested in attending the World Environment Day celebrations in Rwanda, all you have to do is write a blog post and enter the contest for a chance to win!

We've partnered with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to help bring awareness to World Environment Day 2010 (WED 2010). The winner will win a free trip to Rwanda and get to write, blog and tweet about World Environmental Day.

How to Enter:

  1. Write a blog post about 'The importance of individual action to celebrate World Environment Day, and how individual actions when multiplied can make a difference to the planet'

  2. Post a link to your story onto the UNEP Facebook fan page with this comment, "I just entered to win a trip to Rwanda for UNEP's World Environment Day. Read my blog post about what you can do to celebrate World Environment Day!"

To get more exposure to your post and increase your chances of winning, post your story on Twitter with the hash tag #WED2010, and encourage friends to comment, 'like' the post on Facebook, and retweet your post across Facebook and Twitter.

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Entry Deadline and Key Dates:
Entries must be received from the 3rd to the 10th May. Winners will be announced on the 20th May. World Environmental Day is June 5th, 2010. The contest winner will be flown to Rwanda for four days, beginning June 2nd, 2010 and ending June 6th, 2010. Short listed and winning posts will be published on TreeHugger and the World Environment Day websites.

About World Environmental Day (WED)
From UNEP:

"Commemorated since 1972, World Environmental Day (WED) aims to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage political attention and action. This year's theme; 'Many Species. One Planet. One Future.' - focuses on the central importance to humanity of the globe's wealth of species and ecosystems, and supports the UN International Year of Biodiversity.

Rwanda's location at the heart of the Albertine Rift eco-region is one of Africa's most biologically diverse regions. It is home to some 40 per cent of the continent's mammal species (402 species), a huge diversity of birds (1,061 species), reptiles and amphibians (293 species), and higher plants (5,793 species)."

For more information and official contest rules, FAQ, key dates and other info, visit the UNEP contest page. We're looking forward to seeing your entries!

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