The Weather Channel – Forecast Earth Summit


Eligibility :
Open to legal residents of the 48 continental United States and the District of Columbia, who are or will be at least 14 years of age at the date of entry but no older than 17 years of age as of October 19, 2008, and who will be enrolled in good standing full-time in a public or state accredited private, parochial or home school in grades 9-11 as of October 19, 2008 (Sponsor reserves the right to contact the entrant’s school to confirm enrollment and good standing).  Entrants must have no criminal record. Entrants must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents or legal guardians to enter.  If selected as a Finalist, the entrant must be available for phone interviews between October 27, 2008 and November 6, 2008.  Entrants must be willing to travel to Washington, D.C. with a parent or legal guardian (at Sponsor’s expense) on December 5, 2008 and participate as a delegate in the 2008 Forecast Earth Summit from December 5-7, 2008.  When the selected delegates travel to Washington, D.C., they will participate in daily activities and panel discussions relating to environmental literacy in high schools. At all times when the delegates are in Washington, D.C., the delegates will be subject to the instructions, directives, and schedules dictated by Sponsor.

Timing :
Contest begins April 17, 2008, 12:00:01 AM (EST) and ends October 19, 2008, 11:59:59 PM (EST) (“Contest Period”).

How to enter:
Each Contestant must submit an essay describing the entrant’s love for the Planet and what the entrant has done to keep it clean and green.  Entry must be a previously unpublished, original, first person account with ownership rights held solely by the contestant.  Entry must not be previously committed to publication in any medium.  Submit your typed essay, photograph and entry form electronically online. Essays must be submitted in English and are limited to 200 words.  Any entry, in the opinion of the judges or Sponsor, found to be fraudulent, to infringe upon existing rights of others, to be incomplete, damaged, obscene, vulgar, offensive or otherwise unsuitable for print, radio or television will be disqualified.  Any plagiarism and/or failure to properly identify non-original material by an entrant will result in such entrant’s disqualification.  Essays containing quotations or copyrighted materials which are not properly identified will also be disqualified.

Log on to, complete the entry form in English and in its entirety (including the essay fill-in and photo attachment areas) and electronically submit the entry form during the Contest Period.

Limit one entry per person.

Prize (s):
Not less than Twenty (20) but not more than Twenty-Five (25) Winners will each receive a three (3) day, two (2) night trip for two (2) to Washington, DC tentatively scheduled to take place from December 5-7, 2008 (the “Trip”). The Trip includes: (i) hotel accommodations (one (1) standard room, double occupancy), including room taxes, for two (2) nights at a hotel in Washington DC (the “Hotel”) (to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), (ii) round-trip, coach class air transportation (including taxes) to Washington DC for each Winner and his/her travel companion from the U.S. gateway airport nearest each Winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor), (iii) ground transportation between the airport in Washington DC and the Hotel, (iv) Welcome Dinner with all Winners on December 5, 2008, (v) breakfast, lunch and dinner with all Winners on December 6, 2008, (vi) breakfast and lunch with all Winners on December 7, 2008, and (vii) a gift bag from The Weather Channel. If any Winner resides within a One Hundred (100) mile radius of Washington DC, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize award is $2,200.00, but may vary depending upon the cost of airfare for the winner.

Total ARV of all prizes:


  1. I enjoy these segments. I would like for you to tell my husband’s story. He bought an old brokendown foundary in a depressed area of Al. He cleaned it up and built within the existing buildings a biodiesel plant that can produce 100,000 gal. aweek. This is produced by using about 90% used grease. Other oils can be used, but the most enviromentally frienday is the waste oil.
    Thank you, Patsy Freeeman


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