The Winners of the 2015 Kids Art Contests:
The Winners of the 2015 Photography Contests
COLORING BOOK CONTEST!
Coloring Book Contest – Submit Black and White art! Deadline is March 15, 2016!
Past Entry Pages:
WINNERS of the 2014 Contests! Congrats to you all!
The Original entry pages:
OFFICIAL PAGE >> 5th Annual Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest
OFFICIAL PAGE >> 6th Annual Frogs Are Green Photo Contest
THE 2013 WINNERS! THANK YOU TO ALL THE ENTRANTS!
We will award kids art winners based on age in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16. We also added a few new categories last year, Best 3D, Most Unusual Artwork, best Environmental, and this may expand depending on what we receive. The 1st place winners will receive a Frogs Are Green Poster of their choice from our store. All kids receive a certificate via download on our site.
We’re looking for drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, or whatever format helps you express yourself.
There are three different group pools, so be sure to enter your photo/artwork into the right group pool.
Links to last years contests on Flickr.
SOME TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING AMPHIBIANS
For those of you who have never photographed an amphibian, here are some tips from the book Frogs: A Chorus of Colors by John and Deborah Behler, which has a chapter on photographing these elusive and well-camouflaged creatures:
• Try to learn about the animal first. What is its habitat? When are they active?
• Walk slowly and stop frequently (it helps to have someone with you who is less than 3 feet tall and has sharp eyes). Frogs and toads blend in so well that they are hard to find. Be alert for subtle movements.
• In summer, you might find the sit-and-wait frog predators hanging out on the edges of ponds and lakes.
• Be aware of the position of the sun. Avoid taking pictures at midday on bright sunny days. In the morning, face east and it will keep sunlight from coming into your lens and washing out your photos.
• Don’t necessarily put the subject in the middle of the photo. Keep the whole animal in the photo, but compose the picture so the background tells a story.
• Bracket your photos, i.e., take the same shot with different settings. Also, try taking a flash photo. Without a flash, animals in photos may look lifeless and poorly lighted.
• Try to be on the same level as your subject.
• State parks, bird sanctuaries, and wildlife refuges are good places to find amphibians.
You don’t need fancy equipment. I took this photo of a bullfrog in low light with a Kodak EasyShare camera on the Flower Setting (close up).
WINNERS OF THE 2012 CONTESTS
Hey Kids! – Check out our 2010 Frogs Are Green Art Contest
We awarded winners in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12. See the Gallery!
See the winners in our two Galleries!
See the 2010 winner! – 2010 Earth Day Contest Winner
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we’d like you to ignore the politics and recapture this excitement about preserving the environment and about enjoying and reconnecting to nature.
We sponsored an Earth Day contest. Pleasesend us one simple practical idea by April 19th that we can all use to help the environment or reconnect with nature, guided by these words:
It doesn’t have to be a grand or complicated idea. For example, maybe someone can think of a way for people to remember to bring reusable grocery bags to the store. The winner, announced on Earth Day, will receive either the poster above or below (printed on FSC certified paper) or a 100% cotton t-shirt or onesie, made and printed in the U.S (their choice).
Calling all Frog Artists! 2009 (click to read more)
We are seeking kids’ frog art—lots of it! We hope to encourage kids and their teachers to learn about and get interested in frogs, toads, and other amphibians. If you’re an elementary school teacher, parent, or educator, please send us jpegs (2mb maximum size) of your students’ or kids’ drawings or paintings of frogs and we will display them in school group galleries on the FROGS ARE GREEN blog. We’d be happy to receive images of any art form—sculpture, drawing, painting, or watercolor.
If the art work is part of a school project, please send the jpegs in one bunch. Individual drawings not part of a class project are fine, too. Include the name of your school, state, country (if not the U.S.), grade level, and child’s name for each piece of art.