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Loudoun Launches Online Contest to Promote Geography Awareness November 13, 2009

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
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While today’s youth may be too young to remember the criminal mastermind Carmen San Diego popping up in locations around the globe wearing her red trench coat, today Loudoun residents can play a more local version of the game with the Loudoun County Teddy Bear.

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week, Loudoun County launches its third annual online contest, “Where’s Teddy in Loudoun County?”

The contest will let community members explore the geography of the county and learn more about the community. From Saturday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 1, there will be a number of photos posted at http://www.loudoun.gov/gis of a Loudoun County teddy bear pictured at various locations throughout the county. Guess as many of the locations as you can, being as specific as possible about each location, and e-mail your answers to mapping@loudoun.gov by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 1. The winners will be notified by e-mail the week of Dec. 1.

“Where’s Teddy in Loudoun County?” is open to everyone who lives in Loudoun. The first place winner will receive a copy of the book, Lure of Loudoun, a Loudoun County T-shirt and a fleece stadium blanket with the county seal. Second and third place winners will each receive a blanket and a T-shirt. The complete contest rules and information on how to enter are available at http://www.loudoun.gov/gis.

For 22 years, Geography Awareness Week has been a major part of the National Geographic Society’s efforts to restore geography to K-12 classrooms throughout the United States and Canada. The primary goal of the week is to promote awareness of the importance of geography education while demonstrating the breadth of geography and its relevance to almost any other subject.

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