5th Annual Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest

Calling All Kids ages 3-16! – 5th Annual Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest

The contest winners have been announced!

View all 973 entries in the >> Kids Art Contest 2014

Countries who participated in the 5th annual kids art contest: Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, England, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirate, and United States.


As always, we are so impressed by kids’ creativity and imagination and the variety of ways they express themselves: in crayon, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, clay, 3D sculptures, dioramas, murals, mosaics, and mixed media.

We will award winners in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16. We have also added a few new categories: Best 3D, Most Unusual, Best Environmental, and this may expand depending on what we receive. Awards are given to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention for each age group.

Contest theme:

Frogs, Amphibians and their Environment!

Your artwork can be about frogs, amphibians, rainforests, climate change, pollution, etc… and how you (or all of us) can help them.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014 and the winners will be announced by January 15, 2015. The winners will be featured in a post and their artwork shared online and through social media.

We’re looking for drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, or whatever format helps you express yourself.

To enter the contest, you join the kids art contest group on Flickr and just upload your entries. Teachers can upload student’s work and parents can upload their children’s work. If you are in a country where you cannot view Flickr, you can email your digital image to Frogs Are Green along with the child’s name, age and country, and we will add the image to the group. ****Note: You DO NOT need to have an email with Yahoo to enter! Just look on the Sign In/Sign Up on Flickr and you’ll see other email options!

Enter the >> Kids Art Contest 2014 << Now!

For the contest, each entry MUST INCLUDE the child’s Name, Age, and Country (and a caption if you like) or your submission cannot be judged.

Please print out the attached 5th Annual Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest poster and to post in your neighborhood, libraries, community organizations and schools.

5th Annual Kids Art Contest hosted by Frogs Are Green

We can’t wait to see your artwork!

View the winners of 2013 >> Winners of the 2013 Kids Art Contest <<


Laura Skolar
President of Jersey City Parks Coalition
Laura Skolar - Jersey City Parks CoalitionLaura Skolar is a lifelong resident of Jersey City. Raised in the Jersey City Heights she graduated from Dickinson High School and then earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts with a major in graphic design. She was in her own hand silk screening business, Orphalese Designs, until life took her on a different course and she began a career in Real Estate. Working with people; concentrating in the community that she knew and loved was a truly gratifying experience. She continues in this profession today as a Real Estate Broker and owner of Century 21 Plaza Realty Corp.

In March 2003, Laura became one of the founding members of Pershing Field Garden Friends (PFGF), a community based organization whose mission is to contribute to the well being of their community through gardening. Although gardening was the means to beautifying Pershing Field, their mission is just as much about people as it is about plants. Engaging the community & local children has been a fundamental part of this process and has contributed to the safety and well being of their neighborhood. She currently serves as president of the organization.

The following year PFGF became one of the founding members of the Jersey City Parks Coalition which has become a significant park and open space advocacy organization. Today they are twenty four members strong, representing every ward in Jersey City. Laura was elected president in 2012 and has worked to forge a durable relationship between the community and the City. Her proudest accomplishments to date are the organization’s Memorandum of Understanding that was recently signed in 2013 with the City of Jersey City codifying the role of the Parks Coalition and the City regarding the development, use and maintenance of all City parks and public spaces and her role in the Coalition’s  National Award Winning BIG DIG project.

Christine Wiltanger
Webmaster – City of Jersey City
Christine WiltangerYou might think that life as a tadpole in Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek is a messy, dismal affair. After all, it was the birthplace of the petroleum industry and in 1859 the promise of oil riches overshadowed the environment. But, by 1871, the boom was over, the speculators moved on, and nature reclaimed Oil Creek.

Christine Wiltanger grew up with and treasures this natural state, and one of her fondest memories is wading into Oil Creek with her toddler Sam and watching the crayfish, tadpoles, and fish scurry.

Preserving and protecting the natural beauty of this world is what drives Christine’s work with the Sierra Club’s New Jersey Clean Energy Campaign and Earth Hour Jersey City.

Mark T. Smith
Celebrated American Painter, Curator, Teacher
Mark T. Smith - Visionary Fine ArtistMay 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months) – Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Oversight and maintenance of all external facing initiatives at the high standards set by the school’s performance in both the academic and real world participation for the past 20+ years. Miami Ad School’s agility makes it a unique entity in the education realm, developing and evolving its curriculum in real time with the input of market forces. Miami Ad School is a global network with 11 locations: New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Hamburg, Berlin, Istanbul and Mumbai. The Director Brand Synergy insures that the core brand DNA of Miami Ad School is consistent in all of these locations.

Business Development + Project Management of Innovation Labs

The Innovation Labs are a collaboration between the Miami Ad School and existing brands, advertising agencies, brands in development/redevelopment, public relations firms, and/or other academic institutions. These projects are integrated into the curriculum of the school. This requires interface between the brand’s leadership teams, guest resident subject matter experts, instructors and the students

Oversight of the Heroes Program
Luminaries of the applied arts and thought leaders in a variety of industries work directly with the student body in a week-long visiting teaching/lecture program. Selection of participants and management of guest logistics.

Development and Maintenance of Industry Partnerships
Maintain current relationships with industry partners. Identify and initiate new relationships between Miami Ad School and brands. These partnerships offer the opportunity for the students to create business solutions for the brands. 

Academic oversight: Mentorship of students, Production of classes, workshops and Boot camps for both post-grad students and professionals. Interface with school academic advisement and administration. Collaboration with MAS Administration, Directors, Instructors and Students for consistent global student award show domination.

Derek May
Founder, Creative Director, Drawing Dreams Foundation
Derek May - Drawing Dreams FoundationNorth Carolina native Derek May is an illustrator and founder of Berkeley, California-based Drawing Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that donates art supplies to children’s hospitals.

His art and fashion illustrations, which were commission by many Amercian designers, were published in leading national and international magazines and newspapers.

He was awarded Omega Watch Corporation’s Brilliant Achievement in American Design Award in 1990 for his fashion designs which were sold at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Linda Dresner in New York, Maxfield and Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Wilkes Bashford and Macys in San Francisco, and Ultimo in Chicago.

Greg Brickey
Fine Artist, One Hundred Hits.
Greg-Brickey-Portrait.jpg Greg Brickey is an artist, curator and musician who has worked for the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs for the past decade.

Greg Spalenka
Spalenka Visionary Art and Teacher, Artist As Brand
Greg SpalenkaGreg Spalenka has illustrated for America’s most prominent publishers of books, magazines, and newspapers for 28 years.

As a concept designer he has worked on feature CG animated and live action films such as The Ant Bully, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. His limited edition books, prints, music, jewelry, and other art products are sold around the world.

Spalenka is also the founder of Artist As Brand® teaching workshops on art career sustainability at colleges, universities, and art institutions.

“There has always been a yearning inside me to create art that has meaning. I desire to reflect this time and place in which I live, yet also to manifest that other landscape inside my mind and deeper still, inside my soul.”

Emma Lam
Founder, A Small Green Space
Emma Lam - A Small Green SpaceEmma Lam is a garden designer and the owner of A Small Green Space, a full service urban landscape design, installation and maintenance firm based in Jersey City, NJ. From stage actress to horticulturalist, she brings a unique flair to gardening. Her work demonstrates that even tiny outdoor spaces can be transformed into functional and beautiful outdoor “living” rooms. She lives in Jersey City with her husband, daughter and playful hound dog.

Susan Newman – Host and Supervisor
Brand Visibility Designer and Founder, Frogs Are Green
Susan Newman, Founder of Frogs Are Green photographed by Alyssa Bredin in Riverview Park Jersey CitySusan Newman, a brand visibility designer and environmentalist, is founder of FROGS ARE GREEN and spends her days showing how she feels about the Earth and spreading the awareness that we need to save frogs and amphibians.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Susan spent her early career working as a graphic designer and art director for various NYC publishers, including Macmillan and Penguin. In 1994, she established her own design firm, Susan Newman Design, Inc.

Susan has donated her web visibility and graphic design work to various organizations including: Save The Frogs, Parc Mitsinjo, ACSAM (A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar), Hoboken 9/11 Memorial Committee, Jubilee Center Hoboken for Children, The Central Avenue Special Improvement District, Actors Shakespeare Company, Hudson Theatre Ensemble, Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement and The Ring of Hope Campaign.


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parc-mitsinjo-logo-131px  Ecolibris-logo  City of Jersey City endorses Frogs Are Green  Mayor Steven Fulop endorses Frogs Are Green


34 thoughts on “5th Annual Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest

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  2. I have a question, which someone may have already asked already.I am an art teacher in Okinawa, Japan and would like to enter my students’ art work in the 2014 Frogs are Green contest that begins September 2, 2014. My question: Is it possible for me, as their teacher, to enter each students art work on to Flickr or does each child have to do their own upload? If the student must do it alone then we will not be able to participate since not all the students have access to do anything like this with a computer, nor will they do it, esp. those who are 5 or 6 years old. So I’m really asking may I enter each child’s art work for this contest myself for them? Thank you and I hope to receive an answer soon. Victoria Culbertson, New Life Academy Art teacher for grades Kindergarten – 6th grade, Okinawa, Japan

  3. Of course! Teachers may enter all their student’s work for them! I will be sure to write this up above in the details tomorrow! Just be sure to add each student’s name, age and any other details. Thank you, Susan

  4. Hi Victoria, I thought I answered already. Yes of course teachers can upload their students work. Be sure each piece is marked with the students name, age, and location. – Thanks, Susan

  5. Hi, I am from Pakistan. I want my son to participate. but I will be needing frogs are green email address.
    kindly send me the address so that I can upload.
    Iffat Ashar

  6. hi! I have a question 🙂
    How can you send your artwork if you’ve drawn/painted/made a model of it? Do we need to send it via mail or just take a picture of it and upload it to flickr? or send it to your email address?? I’m asking this question in behalf of my sister, she wants to participate in this contest 🙂 Thank you!

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  8. Hi Christine,
    Thank you for your message! I’m excited to see what your sister creates! All types of artwork are acceptable. If the artwork is flat you can scan it… if 3D then photograph it and perhaps from 2 angles. Make sure the resolution and clarity are good and then either email the file or upload it directly to Flickr and add it to the group gallery. Let me know if you have any other questions, or problems. – Susan

  9. Hi!
    May I know what is the saiz drawing block is allowed and how many entry form can be submitted by a single participant? Thanks.

  10. Hello!
    I have a few questions about the contest if you can help me because I don’t want to mistake anything.
    First of all, I am 16 and I want to participate but in the last years winners I haven’t seen the 13-16 age group.Is it still available or it was added this year?
    I would like to use acrylics for my artwork but I am not sure if that is ok. If yes, do I have to specify it or mention a certain technique?
    If I send it by e-mail can you please reply with a confirmation? I just want to make sure I entered and everything is alright.

    (oh and by the way…the bag full of crayola supplies is the award? It looks really nice)

    Thank you in advance and sorry for the trouble 🙂

  11. Hi Annie,
    Thanks for writing. I’m happy to answer your questions. Yes, you are correct, this is the first year I expanded The age groups to include 13-16. I had many children of 13 and 15 tell me they wished they could participate, so I expanded to include 13-16, and it will stay from now on.
    You may use any medium that you choose, there are no restrictions. Creativity should have no boundaries! Yes, you can either email your digital image to me and I will add it to the Flickr gallery, or you can join the group and add the artworks yourself. You enter your full name, age and country. Each child may enter up to 3 pieces. Yes, when you email it, I will let you know it has been received and added to the gallery.
    Yes, the winners of each age group will win a bag with their own winning artwork printed on it and filled with supplies!
    Can’t wait to see your creations!

  12. Hi Susan,

    I would like to e mail my daughter’s art entries to you, what file format do you require i.e. JPEG or something like. Anyway, greetings to you from Malaysia. Thanks.

  13. Hi Lee, A high resolution jpg is perfect… no larger than 10 mb. I look forward to seeing your daughter’s artwork! – Susan

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  15. Hi Susan,

    It’s me again. Sorry to disturb you again. I’ve uploaded my daughter’s art work thru Flicker. Her name was Lee Xin Yee, 10 years old, from Kedah, Malaysia. Just want to make sure your good self received it and it is in proper order to be eligible for entry in this contest. Thanks a million.

  16. Hi Susan,

    I’ve seen your comment in my daughter’s picture Lee Xin Yee, but somehow it’s still not in the group. I’ve email this particular picture to you. Please help me upload in the group as she is very worry. Thx a million!

  17. Hello,
    I have one more question for a friend : right now she is 15 but she will turn 16 this month. If she makes an entry until the deadline, she will mark her age as 15. Is there any problem if after the results come she will be 16?

    Thank you!

  18. Hi Annie,
    It’s all fine! Your daughter at 15 or 16 is eligible. Just put the age she is at this time. – Susan

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  20. Hello,
    Im from Bangladesh.
    I have uploaded a drawing of My daughter for 5th annual frogs are green kid’s art contest through Flicker.
    I have also included the information below the picture.
    Drawing name is “Frog’s Party”
    My daughter’s name is Sumormee sumanto, Age: 6 years, Country: Bangladesh
    How I could get sure that You got that & her drawing is eligible for the contest.
    Plz let me know that as early as possible. Sumormee is awaiting for the answer.
    Thank You.
    Sumanto Aslam.

  21. Hi, Susan,

    My daughter, Lee Xin Yee 10, won the second prize for the black and white category, thanks for that. Would like to know how to download the winner’s cert and certificate of participation.
    Thanks again for this great contest.

    Thank you.

  22. Hi Lee, We will be emailing out the certificates within a week or two. Thanks and congrats! – Susan

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