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Species on the Edge 2.0 Social Media Contest

CWF invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey.


Our scholarship winners exceeded 15,000 likes in total on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, bringing even more attention to native New Jersey species.

First Place:

Ethan Chang; Woodbridge High School
7,510 Social Media Likes

Second Place:

Caitlyn Drace; Glen Rock High School
5,274 Social Media Likes

Third Place:

Olivia Gemarro; Marine Academy of Science and Technology
4.437 Social Media Likes

Honorable Mention:

Sarina Schmidt; Manchester Township High School
Recognized for her video: "Help NJ's Diamondback Terrapins"


Honorable Mention:

Nina Colagiovanni; Point Pleasant Beach High School
Recognized for her video: "Tied to the Sea"


Meet the 2016 Video Contest Winners

Meet the 2016 Video Contest Winners

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Meet the 2015 Multimedia Contest Winners

Meet the 2015 Multimedia Contest Winners

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Species on the Edge 2.0 Contest Description

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The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. The contest helps to develop students’ experience in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and their project management skills.

Best of all, it’s free – and gives students the chance to win scholarships and other prizes!


Prizes include

  • 1st prize: $1,000 in scholarship money
  • 2nd prize: $500 in scholarship money
  • 3rd prize: $250 in scholarship money


All entries will be eligible to win a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.

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For more information, contact

Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email

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