The Leopold Writing Program invites
New Mexico students in grades 6-12
to submit original essays in response to this question:
How might reuniting our understanding of "ecology" and
"economy" help solve today's environmental problems?
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning essayists in each of three grade
categories: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Submissions are accepted through Feb 21, 2020.
This year's essay topic honors the work of both Aldo Leopold, considered
by many to be the father of wildlife ecology, and William D. Nordhaus, an
Albuquerque native and the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics, who will
present the Contest Awards to the winning student essayists at the 2020
Annual Leopold Lecture on April 20.
For complete instructions and entry form, please visit