The Bing Student Earth Day Photo Contest Finalists

We’re happy to announce the 12 finalists in our student Earth Day Photo Contest. Voting is officially open! We were really impressed with the almost 17,000 photos that were submitted across the four age groups. Narrowing it down to the top 3 from each age group was quite a challenge, but we think you’ll like what you see.

You can view and vote on all 12 stunning Earth Day themed finalists on the contest site at Subjects range from coral to glaciers, even blue-footed boobies.  If you want to check out the competition, use our Visual Search gallery to search through some of the top entries, filter by school, school state, theme and other criteria. We were really excited to see that photos came from around the US, from Florida to California and everywhere in between.

whale1  glaciers1  everglades1

fungus1  iguana1   frog1

 bee1   Snail1

 plants1 butterfly1 Finger Leather Coral (Lobophytum crassum) copy

Vote for your favorite photo now and you can help a school project of your choice through That’s right, Bing is giving out GivingCards worth $5.00 each from April 13th to April 19th. You can use these cards to donate towards a classroom project of your choice. Projects include new art supplies, helping to fund a school field trip, even environmental school projects. We’re giving these $5.00 GivingCard to the first 20,000 people who vote each day. That means that every day from April 13th to April 19th you have another opportunity to vote in the contest and receive an additional GivingCard*. Pretty cool!

All finalists will win prizes for themselves and their schools. Division winners will also be flown out to Redmond, WA to meet our team and help pick out photos that will appear on the Bing homepage. The grand prize winner will also get their photo displayed on the Bing homepage on Earth Day, April 22.

Congratulations to all of the Earth Day Photo Contest finalists!

Stephanie Horstmanshof – Bing Homepage team

*Offer limited to one GivingCard per day per user from 4/13/10 – 4/19/10.  GivingCards may only be used at and expire on 5/20/10.

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