Announcing the Winners of the Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest 2010

We’re excited to announce the winners of our first FROGS ARE GREEN art contest for kids. We received entries from around the world—each piece of art was special and we are so grateful to the kids, parents, and teachers who sent in the art. We were thrilled to see so many creative, whimsical, and thoughtful drawing and paintings of frogs and visions of a green planet. It was difficult to pick winners. Because we had so much lovely art to choose from, we had to come up with criteria for choosing our winners. Here’s how we chose the winners:

We gave preference to artwork that reflected the contest theme: It Is Easy Being Green. We also liked artwork that captured some aspect of “frogginess,” whether it was frog behavior, habitat, and so on. We also took into account the originality of the artist’s vision. That said, we were stunned by the beauty of so many pieces that didn’t necessarily fit any of these criteria.

Ages 3-6

Winner: Reagan Schwartz, 6 years old, Olney, Maryland

Winner of Frogs Are Green kids art contest 2010 - age group 3-6

Artwork by Reagan Schwartz, age 6, from Olney, Maryland, USA. Winner - age group 3-6.

We liked this drawing of a happy frog on a lily pad.

Ages 7-9

Winner: Chung Chin Hang, 9 years old, Hong Kong

Winner of the Frogs Are Green kids art contest 2010 - age group 7-9

Artwork by Chung Chin Hang, 9 yrs old, Hong Kong. Winner age group 7-9.

We liked Chung Chin Hang’s vision of how to make the world greener—clean the water and plant trees.

Honorable mention: Li Hing Fung, 8 years old, Hong Kong

Honorable mention, Frogs Are Green kids art contest 2010, Age group 7-9

Artwork by Li Hing Fung, 8 yrs old, Hong Kong, Honorable Mention, Age group 7-9.

This a beautiful painting of frogs in the rainforest.

Ages 10-12

Winner: Jason Zhu, 10 years old, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Winner of the Frogs Are Green kids art contest 2010, Michigan, USA, Age group 10-12

Artwork by Jason Zhu, 10 yrs old, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Winner - age group 10-12

We liked Jason’s interpretation of our contest theme. On one side the frog is sad, the world is grey, trees are cut down, and factories are spewing pollution. The other side reflects a happier, greener world.

Honorable mention: Chan Ho Kong, 11 years old, Hong Kong

Honorable mention frogs are green kids art contest age group 10-12

Artwork by Chan Ho Kong, 11 yrs old, Hong Kong, Honorable Mention, age group 10-12

We liked how this painting encourages global cooperation to help frogs and clean up the planet.

Honorable mention: Cheng Ho Fung, 11 years old, Hong Kong

Artwork by Cheng Ho Fung, 11 yrs old, Hong Kong, Honorable Mention

Artwork by Cheng Ho Fung, 11 yrs old, Hong Kong, Honorable Mention, Age group 10-12

This painting has a sophisticated design and a strong message.



The winners artwork will be used to create new posters for the It Is Easy Being Green campaign. The winners will also receive 2 copies of this new poster.

All other kids who entered will receive a FROGS ARE GREEN (eco-friendly) wristband (to be sent early in 2011).


FROGS ARE GREEN Kids' Art Contest and 2010 Photo Contest Reminder

Just a reminder that you still have time to

enter our Kids’ Art Contest and Photo Contest!

2010 Frogs Are Green Kids’ Art Contest

Design by Susan Newman | Illustration by Paul Zwolak

Contest theme: IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!

Your artwork can be about frogs and how we can help them, or it can be about ways we can be green at home, at school, or in the community.

Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2010 and the winner will be announced December 15, 2010. The winner will be featured in a post and his or her artwork will be used to create a poster for the campaign. The winner will also receive 2 copies of this new poster. All other kids who enter will receive a FROGS ARE GREEN (eco-friendly) wristband.

We’re looking for drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, or whatever format helps you express yourself. Send your digital files or photographs of the objects to us at info@frogsaregreen.com. The files should be no larger than 3MB each. We will accept the original drawings, but please ship with a tracking number for safety, the address is on our contact page.

Download this flyer to post for your kids at home or at school.

We can’t wait to see your artwork!

2010 Frogs Are Green Photo Contest

This year we will be accepting submissions in two categories: Frogs in the Wild and Backyard Frogs. Backyard Frog photos would include such photos as a frog perched on your picnic table or other unusual place. Last year, for example, we received a photo of a frog sitting on a pool hose. Frogs in the Wild photos, on the other hand, should feature frogs, toads, or other amphibians in their natural habitat: frog ponds, marshes, in the woods, and so on.

PLEASE—no photo manipulation and no photos of pet frogs. Please do not move the frog to get a better photo. Photos of amphibians of all kinds, including salamanders, will be accepted. E-mail all photos to us at Frogs Are Green. All photos should be in jpeg format and no larger than 3 MB. Please name your photo a short but distinctive name (with no spaces, such as, “susan-frog-NJ.jpg”) and include a caption detailing your name, email and the location of the photo. All entries must be received by November 30, 2010. Winners will be announced December 15, 2010.



The winner will receive a Frogs Are Green t-shirt or poster of his/her choice or we can design a special t-shirt and/or poster with your winning photo. The photo will be featured in a separate post and the photo will also appear on the front page of the blog all year.

Honorable mentions:

Honorable mention photos will appear in a gallery on our blog and the photographers will receive our small Red-Eyed Tree Frog poster.