National Photo & Essay Contest to Spotlight School Building Conditions
The 21st Century School Fund, Healthy Schools Campaign and Critical Exposure will launch Through Your Lens: School Facilities Across America, a national photo and essay contest at www.ThroughYourLens.org on Feb. 1, 2011. The contest, which will remain open until February 22, brings student, teachers and community views of our nation’s school facilities into the policy debate about state and federal funding for public school repair, renovation and construction. Selected photos and stories will be displayed at a special exhibition in Washington, D.C. and many more entries will be published in a Through Your Lens book and online gallery. The photo exhibit will open as Congress considers the role of safe, healthy school buildings in supporting learning and student achievement. To learn more and sign up to be notified when the contest opens, visit www.throughyourlens.org.