One Child Wins Free Art Classes for One Year

Our Green Dream exhibition at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace opened on April 5, 2014, and will be up till the 27th of April. The exhibition shows 100s of curated artworks from more than 27 countries, and we’ve included artworks by the children who attend this Jersey City Heights gallery’s after school art class. We want to inspire even more local children, teachers and parents, so we’re having a RAFFLE contest.

Enter and One Child Wins FREE Saturday Morning Art Classes at The Distillery Gallery for a Whole Year!

(Value = $250+)

Visit the Gallery on Saturday/Sunday between 1-3 pm on April 12, 13, 19, 20; during the Earth Day celebration, April 22, 7-10 pm; or at the Save The Frogs Day celebration, April 26, 4-7 pm.

Just $5 equals two raffle tickets and the WINNER will be selected and announced during the April 26th event. You must visit the gallery to enter.

The Distillery Gallery and Artspace is located at 7 Hutton Street (right off the corner of Palisade Avenue).

About the Children’s Art Classes at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace:

  • Saturdays, October – July
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Children ages 4 – 15 years old
  • Basic studies of painting, drawing, sculpture and all around fun!
  • Children’s Art Show to showcase artwork

Why is Frogs Are Green hosting this?

We’re giving children the opportunity to learn about the environment, frogs and amphibians and express themselves. It’s through art that even 3 year olds can share what they think.

When I see the artwork that comes in from children between 3 and 12 from Lithuania, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Estonia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Macedonia, Serbia, India, China and so many other countries it’s clear from their skills that they are not learning just about art but conveying their own personal messages about the state of the environment and how they feel about frogs. The USA is just not seeing how important this ability to self-express is, and so it must change for the next generation.

(The next Frogs Are Green children’s art contest will open for submissions on September 2, 2014. The age categories are expanding to 3-6; 7-9; 10-12; and 13-16. There will be expert judges this year and prizes. Stay tuned for the official announcement).

I’m proud that The Distillery Gallery & Artspace has partnered with Frogs Are Green to bring our “Green Dream” to life and show why children need this education in their lives.

So, swing by and ENTER!

teacher and students painting in art class


Winners 2013 Backyard Frogs Contest

In Jersey City backyards, it’s unlikely you’d find any frogs, but it’s wonderful to know that frog lovers all over DO!

The Winners of the 2013 Backyard Frogs Photography Contest.

1st Place: Wes Deyton, (Wesrule2601, Flickr) with this peeper.

1st winner - wesrule2601 - peeper frog

2nd Place: Olivia Brand

2nd place winner - Olivia Brand with frog

3rd Place: Koover Schmidt

3rd winner - Koover Schmidt with frog

Honorable Mention: Wes Deyton, (Wesrule2601, Flickr)

Honoable Mention - Wesrule2601 frog


Winners 2013 Frogs in the Wild Photography Contest

Thank you to all the frog lovers out there, who celebrate amphibians by photographing them so we can all share your discoveries.

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Frogs in the Wild contest:

1st Place: Sara Viernum, The Wandering Herpetologist with this Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) from near Montello, Wisconsin.

1st winner - Sara Viernum, grey tree frog

2nd Place: Paul, with his “resting frog” image.

2nd winner - Paul - resting frog

3rd Place: Geoffrey Giller with his “wood frog.”

3rd winner - Geoff - wood frog

Honorable Mention: Angie Schwartz

Honorable Mention - Angie Schwartz


Frogs Are Green 2012 Kids' Art Contest: Now Open for Submissions!

Artwork by Valeriy Karabchukova, 7 yrs old, Belgrade, Serbia.

Artwork by Valeriy Karabchukova, 7 yrs old, Belgrade, Serbia.

We are very excited to announce that the 3rd annual Frogs are Green Kid’s Art Contest is now open for submissions!

Contest theme: IT’S EASY BEING GREEN!

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

We will award winners based on age in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12. The winners will receive a Frogs Are Green poster of their choice from our store. All kids who enter the contest will receive a certificate of participation that can be downloaded from our site.

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

Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012, and the winners will be announced January 15, 2013. The winners will be featured in a post.

This year we have a new contest area using Flickr, where you can enter yourself. You must add a caption/ description with your Name, Age, and Country or your submission will not be added. Please see the contest page for more details.

Teachers: Please print out the attached flyer to post in your school.

We can’t wait to see your artwork!


2011 Frogs Are Green Kids' Art and Photo Contests Update

We were thrilled to receive an unprecedented number of entries for our 2011 contests. For our children’s art contest, we received 520 entries from 20 countries around the world! We’ve been so inspired by the imagination and creativity of the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs we’ve received. Our photo contests also received 60+ images and amazing shots!

Right before the deadline we received several hundred more entries. We downloaded, sized, and labeled each piece of art. We did get all the entries into the galleries, but we feel we need more time to go carefully through each piece of art and photograph.

To that end, we have postponed announcing the winners of both contests until January 5th, 2012.

In the meantime, please check that your child’s artwork or your photographs are in the galleries. If you don’t see your entry there, let us know right away. By clicking on the left and right arrows, you will easily see all the entries or can pop a slideshow. The artwork and photography will be permanent “exhibits” on our site.

Also, if you would like to receive a free Frogs Are Green wristband for entering the contest, please be sure we have your address and verify the exact number of wristbands you need (if, for example, you are a teacher and sent in multiple entries from a school). Please put “wristband” in the subject line. (Note: we will use your address for this purpose only and won’t save it.)

2012 Kids Art Calendar by Frogs Are Green

We have created a 2012 Kids’ Art Calendar from the winning artwork from last year and would like to create one for 2013 during next year, so also let us know if we have permission use your child’s artwork. If you’d like to purchase the calendar or any of our Frogs Are Green products, that would sure help us pay for all those wristbands and postage! Proceeds go to environmental and amphibian conservation organizations. Thank you so much for making this year’s contests so exciting, we’re so happy to know you care.

Also, if you’d like to get involved, let us know what interests you and how you wish to help. Feel free to email us with your ideas! Sign up for our monthly email in the sidebar to the right and receive our FREE poster download of a red-eyed tree frog!


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).