A new book will coming out soon geared at empowering teenagers to save the earth. 47 Things Teens Can Do For The Environment is written by Lexi Petronis and published by Zest Books, but there is one problem: the book needs cover art! That’s where teenagers step in…
Zest Books is hosting a Teens Go Green Book Cover Design Contest. Here are some of the specifics of the contest:
1. The book title must be very easy to read. Make sure the title is very visible and large enough to be seen on a book shelf from 1-3 feet away.
2. The book cover must be the size indicated above: 6.5 x 6.5
3. ALL FINAL ENTRIES MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER THAN JAN 31, 2008 TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The design can be created in any medium either by hand or on the computer. If created by hand, entries must be scanned. All entries must be smaller than 2 megs.
You must be between the ages of 13 and 19 to enter. Grand prize is, of course, your image appearing on the cover of the book with appropriate credit given, and a Flip Video Recorder! Second place receives a set of all of Zest’s books and a $20 iTunes Gift Card. Third place wins a set of all of Zest’s books.
I like how this book refers to 47 things teens can do, rather than the ubiquitous 50 (see our post “You Can Save the Planet: 50 Eco Tips for Children“). 47 is a good prime number, and let’s face it, it will take the power of a prime number to change the course of climate change. As the introduction to 47 Things Teens Can Do For The Environment concludes, “Remember that every little step you take really does make a difference, especially if all six and a half billion people in the world take their own little steps, too.” Too bad six and a half billion isn’t a prime number.