Kids Art Contest 2018 – Saving Life in the Rainforest

2018 Kids Art Contest – Saving Life in the Rainforest

Calling all children ages 3-17!
Announcing the 9th Annual Kids Art Contest!

Hosted by Frogs Are Green

We will award winners in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17. We also add categories based on what we receive, such as: Best 3D; Best Environmental; Best Student/Elder Collaboration; and Best Black and White. Awards are given to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention in each age group.

Deadline for submissions is NOW: December 22, 2018 (we’ve extended it one week!) and the winners will be announced by January 31, 2019. The winners will be featured in a blog post. Many of the submitted artworks are shared online, through our website, social media and in awareness materials. (By entering, you grant Frogs Are Green permission to use your artwork for these purposes. Credit to artists will be included.)


1st Place Prizes:

This year, the 1st place winners in each age group will receive these prizes: The custom designed “Frogs Are Green” Strawesome glass straw; their winning artwork on a t-shirt provided by Big Frog Custom Shirts; and a copies of Frogs Are Green‘s newest books.

This year’s theme is… Saving Life in the Rainforest!

Yes, children can draw any amphibian or reptile! Turtles, salamanders, frogs, snakes, lizards, and more! They can also draw rainforests, wildlife in trees or water, or how they 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:

9th annual kids art contest hosted by Frogs Are Green. Theme: Saving life in the rainforest.

9th annual kids art contest hosted by Frogs Are Green. Theme: Saving life in the rainforest.


To enter the contest, you join the kids art contest group (and the right age group) on Flickr and just upload your high resolution entries. Each child can submit up to 3 artworks. 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. If you wish to see all the images in the gallery, you must join Flickr.


Each entry MUST INCLUDE the Child’s Name, Age, and Country (and a caption if you like) or your submission cannot be judged. If entering the student/elder collaboration we’ll need the Elder person’s name and age also. Be sure your entry is facing upright and not sideways! You can easily edit and turn an artwork once it’s on Flickr.


Below are helpful links on Rainforest Life:

Rainforest on Wikipedia:

More than half of the world’s species of plants and animals are found in the rainforest.[15] Rainforests support a very broad array of fauna, including mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. Mammals may include primates, felids and other families. Reptiles include snakes, turtles, chameleons and other families; while birds include such families as vangidae and Cuculidae. Dozens of families of invertebrates are found in rainforests. Fungiare also very common in rainforest areas as they can feed on the decomposing remains of plants and animals.

National Geographic links on Rainforest Life:

Rainforest animals and plant life in the Amazon jungle – BBC wildlife


Video Links


Virtual Field Trip – Amazon Rainforest


Rainforest: The Secret of Life


Gallery of images of “Rainforest Animals” on google:…0.0..0.97.701.12……2….1..gws-wiz-img…..0..0.NSMZJ1AWuwo



Here’s a video that shows how to enter:

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL US PACKAGES! We do not have the time to photograph and upload every image, nor can we send them back.


Enter your art in the categories listed below (takes you to Flickr).



2018 Kids Art Contest – ages 3-6
2017 Kids Art Contest – ages 7-9
2017 Kids Art Contest – ages 10-12
2017 Kids Art Contest – ages 13-17



Want to see the past winners from 2016 and 2015 and beyond?


>> Link to past contest kids art winners <<


Fundraising For HARCC

This year we are focusing our efforts on “Saving Life in the Rainforest” for HARCC (Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center). As we launch our annual contest and have attention focused on the Frogs Are Green organization, we’d like to feature the amazing efforts by Jonathan Colby and his team to save three critically endangered frogs.

We’ve designed a special t-shirt to raise funds exclusively for HARCC. Our shirts are printed in the USA on cotton and we offer FREE shipping in the USA.

Visit and learn more about HARCC

HARCC exclusively designed t-shirt by Susan Newman, founder of Frogs Are Green, and illustrated by Mark Lerer

Exclusively designed t-shirt for HARCC by Susan Newman, founder of Frogs Are Green, and illustrated by Mark Lerer



Thank you to our sponsors:

Strawesome - creating glass straws to replace plastic one Remco Press of New Jersey sponsors Frogs Are Green
Big Frog Custom T-shirts

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL US PACKAGES! We do not have the time to photograph and upload every image, nor can we send them back.


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), Friends of Liberty State Park, Jersey City Parks Coalition, Camp Liberty, Association Mitsinjo, and ACSAM.


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.



Swati Rastogi

Swati Rastogi

From the time I remember, Art has always been my passion, driving me into a formal education that included my Bachelors in Fine Arts and Masters in History of Arts. My art is a combination of both Fine Arts and crafts. I have developed a style which involves my culture, tradition, aesthetics, emotions and intellect. My works are noted for elegance and attention to detail and I am highly influenced by folk and tribal arts of India- motifs from these reflect consistently in my art. My contact with the indigenous arts and tribal artists of India and exposure to the international exhibitions and workshops has motivated me to paint more and more.

As an artist, I am also proficient in the art of henna. It is a body art, temporary tattoo and has a natural stain. I practice it professionally and I feel privileged to be a part of Jersey City art and culture scene. Creating mandalas, henna design inspired paintings, having a tribal or folk motif, painting on items of utility hence making them as utilitarian art are some of my main focusses. I have held several solo/group exhibitions in the city over the years and been an active participant of the various Art/Craft markets happening across the town. I am a freelance artist based in Jersey City.

Painting aquatic life was never my subject but with the Jersey City art program for adopt a catch basin, I got many opportunities to paint several spirits like fishes, mermaids, salamander. It gave me a chance to hone my skills in this genre where I met Susan Newman of Frogs Are Green. She briefed me all about her organization which is very commendable. It is a matter of complete honor to be as one of the judges for her International contests.

May we all be more aware of the frogs in our surroundings.
Monica Shaw

Monica Shaw-Saia

Monica Shaw-Saia studied Political Science with a concentration in Law and International Studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She has worked in many corporate management settings ranging from retail, Law and airline industries. Mrs. Saia is a mother of two children. Currently, she is living her dream of helping children and families through the non-profit she co-founded called Deliverance Children’s Ministry, Inc. (DCM). DCM operates out of its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and chapters in New York City and New Jersey.
Laryssa Wirstiuk

Laryssa Wirstiuk

Laryssa Wirstiuk is a creative writer, editor, writing teacher, and digital marketer based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her mini dachshund Charlotte Moo. Laryssa has taught creative writing at Rutgers University, and her writing has appeared in publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education. Currently, she works with e-commerce brands to create and execute effective content marketing strategies. Visit her website to learn more about her:
Ronald Zimmerman

Ronald Zimmerman

Ronald Zimmerman is a biology teacher and wildlife photographer from the Netherlands.

He believes in conservation through education. In small steps you can broaden someone’s horizons and improve behaviour towards conserving our own environment.
Broadening people’s horizons is also something he pursues in his photography.

With attractive images he tries to create understanding and affection for his photographic subjects.
Amphibians and reptiles are his mains subjects. This beautiful, but vulnerable, group of animals is harder to understand. They need all the support!

I am looking forward seeing your creative work. Let the amphibians and reptiles shine!
Craig Yoe

Craig Yoe

Craig Yoe is a former Creative Director for Jim Henson’s Muppets, Disney, and Nickelodeon. The New York Times calls his work, “Fascinating!”
Clizia Gussoni

Clizia Gussoni

Clizia Gussoni has been working in the licensing, entertainment, and publishing industry since the Pleistocene.
Devin Edmonds

Devin Edmonds

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.
Mark Lerer, cartoonist at Petes Mini Zine by Susan Newman

Mark Lerer

Mark Lerer is an artist who simultaneously inhabits the worlds of cartooning, illustration, and fine art. He holds an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art and has exhibited his drawings at New York City’s Nexus Gallery, Broome Street Gallery, Lincoln Center’s Cork Gallery, and New Century Artists. He has also been delighting his Facebook friends with the adventures of The Little General since 2009.
Susan Newman, founder of Frogs Are Green

Susan Newman


Susan Newman, a Brand Visibility Designer and environmentalist, is the 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, amphibians and all wildlife.

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., and builds brands near and far.

Susan has donated her 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, and Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement.