The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring its eighth annual Student Nature Writing Contest. Up to six cash prizes will be awarded for the best essays or poems on What Nature Means to Me. The contest is open to students in grades four through 12 in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Winners will be published on the RRAS website www.rras.org, with awards presented at the 18th Godwit Days Festival in Arcata in mid-April. Entries must be no more than 450 words in length; one entry per person.

Topics suitable for exploration include but are not limited to bird feeding, duck hunting, animal rescue and observations of the natural world.

Entries must include the student’s name, home address, phone number and/or email address, teacher name, grade and school.

Entries must be received by March 22. Send submissions as text within the body of an email to tomleskiw@sudden link.net or mail a printout to Tom Leskiw, 5440 Cummings Road, Eureka CA 95503.