Calling All Amphibian & Reptile Lovers!
2017 Frogs Are Green Photography Contest
This years theme is… Amphibians & Reptiles!
Yes, you can enter any amphibian or reptile photo! Turtles, salamanders, frogs, snakes, lizards, and more! You can also enter rainforests, ponds, wildlife in trees or water, or how you feel about climate change, pollution, deforestation, drought, natural habitats, etc… and how you (or all of us) can help the environment. Here are a few links to provide much need information and photos for reference:
Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017 and the winners will be announced by January 31, 2018. The winners will be featured in a blog post. Many of the submitted photographs are shared online, through our website, social media and in awareness materials. (By entering, you grant Frogs Are Green permission to share your photo. Credit to photographer will be included.)
Enter your photos by clicking on the link below:
Thanks to 2016 winner Ronald Zimmerman for letting us use his beautiful glass frog on our poster!
We accept submissions in one category (this year): Amphibians & Reptiles.
PLEASE! NO photo manipulation and no photos of pets. Please do not move the frog, etc… to get a better photo. Photos of amphibians and reptiles of all kinds will be accepted.
If you cannot view Flickr where you are located, just email your digital entries to Frogs Are Green and we will upload your images to the Flickr group gallery. You must share your Full Name and what State or Country you are from or the image was taken. You may also add a caption to help describe or place the image.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Endorsed by: The City of Jersey City and Mayor Steven Fulop, City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Save The Frogs, Pershing Field Garden Friends, Amphibian Ark, HARCC (Honduras), Jersey City Parks Coalition, Camp Liberty, Association Mitsinjo, National Wildlife Federation and ACSAM 2.
The growing list of countries who have participated in the Frogs Are Green annual kids art contest: Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, England, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and United States.
Judges for 2017:
Gaye is a co-founder of West Side Arts and Music, a community organization dedicated to supporting arts and culture on the West Side of Jersey City.
West Side Arts and Music, among other things, produces the Lincoln Park Live: Music at the Fountain series.
In 2016 was chosen as a Jersey City Woman of Action for Ward B and is also a committeewoman.
Born June 23 1961 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Emigrated to the United States in 1983. Married with 2 children. Urban Wildlife Filmmaker. I have had films in: The Golden Door IFF, Jersey City ITFF, Wildlife Vaasa, Finland IWFF Montana. Follow John Dunstan on Facebook.
Jerome China is best known for his abstract metal sculptures made from rusted and discarded scrap metal, automobile gears and other industrial detritus. The pieces are a fusion of impulsive ideas and context. He is self-taught and has participated in over 15 group shows in the United States. He has lived in New York and Virginia and is currently residing in Jersey City, NJ. His sculptures are mostly composed on scrap and discarded metal.
Although metal sculpture is Mr. China’s main medium he also has experience with collage, handmade paper, tie-dying, paper mache, pottery and textiles.
My work gives new life and meaning to of scrap and discarded metal. I attempt to use the objects in a way so that they are not readily recognizable by the viewer. Although the pieces have been transformed, they still carry the memory of their former function – while their meaning has been multiplied.
Website: Jerome China
Beverly D’Andrea is a teacher of elementary math and science in Montclair, NJ. She has been trained through the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, and the NJ Learns; Educating Leaders for a Sustainable Future programs. In 2015, she led her school’s Green Team to achieve the Bronze Certification in Sustainable Jersey for Schools. Ms. D’Andrea believes passionately that it is through providing opportunities for children to inquire about the natural world and human impact upon it, they will lead us to a bright future.
Sam Pesin’s two passions are teaching young children and Liberty State Park. He has taught preschool children for 41 years. In September, 2017, he will start his 16th year as co-head teacher and director at Jersey City’s Garden Preschool Cooperative. He received a 1987 Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Boston’s Wheelock College. Sam’s career has been dedicated to guiding young children’s interrelated areas of development – cognitive, social, emotional, and physical – and to the value of play as their most effective way of learning.
Sam has been a Liberty State Park (LSP) advocate since the 1992 passing of his father, Morris Pesin, LSP’s “father”, who envisioned and led the 19-year campaign to transform a waterfront wasteland into a green park and fought battles to protect it. Sam, as Friends of LSP president, has co-led grassroots battles with the NY/NJ Baykeeper – in fighting for a non-privatized People’s Park behind Lady Liberty.
Devin Edmonds has been fascinated by frogs and toads since childhood. He spent six years in Madagascar to help launch the country’s first conservation breeding facility for amphibians and is now based in Illinois where he enjoys keeping and breeding frogs at home.
Website: Association Mitsinjo
Andi Green is a bird-loving, cat-cuddling, dog-snuggling monster-maker who started her career as an Art Director in NYC. She is currently the writer and illustrator of The WorryWoo Monsters series. Accolades of her work include: a MoonBeam Children’s Book Award, a Creative Child Book of The Year Award, and an iParenting Media Award. Her work has also been featured on the Today Show and in various magazines including Good House Keeping, People Magazine and USA Today. Andi’s goal is to help children embrace their emotions and find their inner Woo.
Website: WorryWoos by Andi Green
Melissa Orr Azzarto
Melissa Orr Azzarto is a local Mom, Entrepreneur, Fitness Enthusiast and Event Planner. She lives in Hoboken with her husband and two kids, Sophie (5) and Lennon (2.) She has spent several years coordinating events and working with local businesses, currently running the family resource group “Mommy Savant” and planning events for Athleta. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in Psychology and has over 15 years experience as a Career Counselor.
Susan Newman (Founder of Frogs Are Green and moderator)
Susan is the founder and president of Susan Newman Design, Inc. and Frogs Are Green, Inc. When Susan is not out there spreading awareness about why we should save frogs and amphibians, she’s branding, broadcasting and supporting other creative entrepreneurs and organizations. (Read full bio >> Susan Newman biography)