03/16/14

Why Earth Day Is So Important for Children

Ask any child whether they like frogs and the answer is always YES!

When I walk around my own neighborhood, I see children with frog umbrellas, boots, hats and they can easily imitate the sound of a frog too! Ribbit!

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This is why Frogs Are Green was founded in 2009. Bringing awareness everyday to what’s happening on our planet and that frogs everywhere are disappearing.

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 old’s can share what they think.

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This April, Frogs Are Green is partnering with The Distillery Gallery and Artspace in Jersey City, to exhibit 100s of artworks received from children around the world. This is the 1st exhibition of artwork received from international children for the annual Frogs Are Green art contest, 2009 through 2013. Some artwork will be hung on the walls of the gallery space and 100s more will be shown via digital projection.

The Distillery Gallery and Artspace was chosen for this exhibition because they have children’s art classes on Saturday mornings and those young artists will be participating in the show also, by displaying their frog pictures and beautifully painted flowerpots created for this Earth Day event.

teacher and students painting in art class

Won’t you please support our Indiegogo fundraiser, building the awareness in children, who are the future stewards of our planet.

It’s our Green Dream that this exhibition will travel to a city near you next!

Link to Campaign: http://igg.me/at/green-dream

 

April 4-27, 2014 at The Distillery Gallery and Artspace in Jersey City, NJ

Earth Day – Gala Celebration, April 22, 7-10 pm

Musical Appearance by The Sensational Country Blues Wonders

Save The Frogs Day – Gala Celebration, April 26, 4-7 pm

Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City in attendance and presenting a proclamation

Musical Appearance by The Gully Hubbards
Environmental Guest Speakers
 

Ways You Can Help

Please visit and share this Indiegogo campaign with your colleagues, friends and family. There are sweet perks at every level. Share and support our Green Dream.

Link to Campaign: http://igg.me/at/green-dream

01/11/14

Winners 2013 Kids Art Contest

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Kids’ Art Contest!

Children from countries around the world celebrated frogs and amphibians by drawing, painting, and sculpting remarkable creations. The variety of medium and style was overwhelming and there were 450 entries uploaded! Thank you to all the parents and teachers who aided these children to enter, taught them more about frogs and how they can help them, making this year’s contest another fabulous success! It was very difficult to choose from among all the unique entries. So incredibly creative and inspiring. Please be sure to enter again next year and don’t forget to contact founder, Susan Newman at Frogs Are Green if you would like your Winning Certificate!

The Winners are as follows:

2013 Kids Art Contest – Ages 3-6:

1st Winner: Mia Dmnjanovic, 6 years, Serbia

1st Winner age 6 Mia Dmnjanovic, kids art contest

2nd Winner: Bosco Chung, 5 years, Hong Kong

2nd winner, age 5, Bosco, Hong Kong, kids art contest

3rd Winner: Sophia Blanck, 6 years, Macedonia

3rd winner, age 6, Sophia Blanck, Macedonia, kids art contest

Honorable Mention:

Dusa, 5 years, Serbia

Dusa, 5 yrs, Serbia, kids art contest

Charmaine Tsang Pui Ting, 5 years, Hong Kong

Charmaine Tsang Pui Ting, 5 yrs, Hong Kong, kids art contest

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2013 Kids Art Contest – Ages 7-9:

1st Winner: Matthew L, 8 years, Creative Minds Art Studio, Portland, Oregon, USA

1st winnner, Matthew L., 8 yrs, Oregon, USA, Kids Art Contest

2nd Winner (and Winner of BEST ENVIRONMENTAL): Tiffany Li, 9 years, USA

2nd Winner, Tiffany Li, 9yrs, USA, Kids Art Contest

3rd Winner: Karina Gnatova, 9 years, Estonia

3rd winner, Karina Gnatova, 9yrs, Estonia, kids art contest

Honorable Mention:

Charmaine Yuxin Wong, 8 years, Singapore

Charmaine Yuxin Wong, 8 yrs, Singapore, kids art contest

Nadine Leevand Balezin, 9 years, Estonia

Nadine Leevand Balezin, 9 yrs, Estonia, Kids art contest

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2013 Kids Art Contest – Ages 10-12:

1st Winner: Beata Lastovko, 10 years, Estonia

1st winner, Beata Lastovko, age 10, Estonia, kids art contest

2nd Winner: Jelizaveta Jerina, 11 years, Estonia

2nd winner - jerina jelizaveta, 11 yrs, Estonia, kids art contest,

3rd Winner: Jekaterina Poljakova, 10 years, Estonia

3rd winner- jekaterina poljakova, 10 yrs, Estonia, kids art contest,

Honorable Mention:

Alisa Jerina, 13 years, Estonia (Had to include this beautiful image, even though Alisa is 13)

alisa jerina, 13 yrs, Estonia, kids art contest,

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2013 Kids Art Contest – Best Black and White

Valentinas Skalandis, 11 years, Kaunas Art, Lithuania

Skalandis Valentinas, 11 yrs, Lithuania, kids art contest,

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2013 Kids Art Contest – Best 3D

Sami, 11 years, USA

Sami, 11 yrs, USA, best 3d art, kids art contest

01/5/12

Announcing the Winners of the Frogs Are Green Kids Art Contest 2011

We’re excited to announce the winners of our second annual FROGS ARE GREEN art contest for kids. We received over 500 entries from young artists from more than 20 countries around the world. Each piece of art is special to us and we are so grateful to the kids, parents, and teachers who sent in their creations. We were thrilled to see so many original, fun, and thoughtful drawings and paintings of our favorite amphibian. It was extremely difficult to pick winners.

This year we also received many 3D artworks so we added a 3D art category. In addition, we added three more categories—the best “green theme” artwork, the best “poster idea or promotion” of Frogs Are Green, and the most “unusual” art.

The artwork will continue to be on exhibit in our gallery, and we encourage all participants to show off their amazing artwork to friends, family, and fellow students. We will be sending out the free wristbands to every child who entered the contest. If you haven’t sent us your address, please do so. You can also print out a downloadable certificate of participation.

Ages 3-6

Winner: Artwork by Jane Poon, 4.5 yrs old, “This is art” creative studio, Hong Kong.

Artwork by Jane Poon, 4.5 yrs old, "This is art" creative studio, Hong Kong.

Artwork by Jane Poon, 4.5 yrs old, "This is art" creative studio, Hong Kong.

Second place: Artwork by Jovan Miscevic, 6 years, Belgrade, Serbia.

Artwork by Jovan Miscevic, 6 yrs old, Belgrade, Serbia.

Artwork by Jovan Miscevic, 6 yrs old, Belgrade, Serbia.

Honorable mentions:

Artwork by Andrzej So, 3.8 yrs old, “This is art” creative studio, Hong Kong.

Artwork by Andrzej So, 3.8 yrs old, "This is art" creative studio, Hong Kong.

Artwork by Andrzej So, 3.8 yrs old, "This is art" creative studio, Hong Kong.

Artwork by Viruja Vidumitha Handunpathirana, 5 years, Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

Artwork by Viruja Vidumitha Handunpathirana, 5 yrs old, Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Artwork by Viruja Vidumitha Handunpathirana, 5 yrs old, Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

Ages 7-9

Winner: Artwork by Megan Mol, 7 years old, Somerset West, Cape, South Africa.

Artwork in a mixed media style, using oil pastels, paint and dyes, by Megan Mol, 7 yrs old, from the school, Beaumont Primary in Somerset West, Cape, South Africa.

Artwork in a mixed media style, using oil pastels, paint and dyes, by Megan Mol, 7 yrs old, from the school, Beaumont Primary in Somerset West, Cape, South Africa.

Second place: Artwork by Alyona Kuzmuk, 9 years old, West Sacramento, California, USA

"Wild Frog" artwork by Alyona Kuzmuk, 9 yrs old, West Sacramento, CA.

"Wild Frog" artwork by Alyona Kuzmuk, 9 yrs old, West Sacramento, CA.

Honorable mentions:

Artwork by Valeriy Karabchukova, 7 years old, Belgrade, Serbia

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

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

Artwork by Daria Okhremtchuk, 7 years old, Davis, CA.

Artwork by Daria Okhremtchuk, 7 yrs old, Davis, CA.

Artwork by Daria Okhremtchuk, 7 yrs old, Davis, CA.

Ages 10-12

Winner:

Artwork by Ausrine Kepezinskaite, 12 yrs old, Lithuania.

Artwork by Ausrine Kepezinskaite, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by Ausrine Kepezinskaite, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Second place: Luksamon Wangchotikul, 11 yrs old, Bangkok, Thailand.

Artwork by Luksamon Wangchotikul, 11 yrs old, Pan-Asian International School, Bangkok, Thailand.

Artwork by Luksamon Wangchotikul, 11 yrs old, Pan-Asian International School, Bangkok, Thailand.

Honorable mentions:

Artwork by Farah Eltohamy, age 11, Chandler, Arizona, USA

Artwork by Farah Eltohamy, age 11, Chandler, Arizona, USA

Artwork by Farah Eltohamy, age 11, Chandler, Arizona, USA

Artwork by Mariya Grabovska, 10 yrs old, Roseville, California, USA

Watercolor artwork by Mariya Grabovska, 10 yrs old, Roseville, CA.

Watercolor artwork by Mariya Grabovska, 10 yrs old, Roseville, CA.

Artwork by Aiste Krilaviciute, 12 yrs old, Lithuania

Artwork by Aiste Krilaviciute, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by Aiste Krilaviciute, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by Ula Lekecinskaite, 12 yrs old, Lithuania

Artwork by Ula Lekecinskaite, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by Ula Lekecinskaite, 12 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Best 3D Art

Winner: 3D Frog Sculpture by Ariana Brush, 8 years old, Lake Helen, Florida, USA

3D Frog Sculpture by Adriana Ledoux, age 8 from Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts, Lake Helen, FL.

3D Frog Sculpture by Ariana Brush, age 8 from Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts, Lake Helen, FL.

Honorable mentions:

Tile Sculpture by Children from SP2 (school) in Kwidzyn, Poland

3D Tile Sculpture by Children from SP2 (school) in Kwidzyn, Poland.

3D Tile Sculpture by Children from SP2 (school) in Kwidzyn, Poland.

Artwork by Emilija Ciuplyte, Karolina Budvytyte, Migle Ginaityte, Augustas Mozuras, Urte Kasperiunaite, Andreja Urbanaviciute, Dautartas Rimkus, Rytis Ziberkas, Beatrice Milkeviciute, 9 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by students, 9 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Artwork by students, 9 yrs old, Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Lithuania.

Best “Green Theme” Art

Winner: Artwork by Erik Zou, 11 yrs old, Lexington, MA.

Artwork by Erik Zou, 11 yrs old, Lexington, MA.

Artwork by Erik Zou, 11 yrs old, Lexington, MA.

Honorable mentions:

Artwork by Kristine Zhou, 10 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

"It's Easy Being Green" artwork by Kristine Zhou, 10 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

"It's Easy Being Green" artwork by Kristine Zhou, 10 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

Artwork by Soojin Jang, 10 yrs old, Maryland

Artwork by Soojin Jang, 10 yrs old, Maryland

Artwork by Soojin Jang, 10 yrs old, Maryland

Elizabeth Xiong, 9 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

"Keep Green! Save Us!" artwork by Elizabeth Xiong, 9 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

"Keep Green! Save Us!" artwork by Elizabeth Xiong, 9 yrs old, Ann Arbor, MI.

Best “Frogs Are Green” Poster

Winner: Artwork by Smitha Mahesh, 12 years old, Perryhall, MD.

Artwork by Smitha Mahesh, 12 years old, Perryhall, MD.

Artwork by Smitha Mahesh, 12 years old, Perryhall, MD.

Honorable mention:

Artwork by Skyla Valade, age 12, Belle River, Ontario, Canada.

Artwork by Skyla Valade, age 12, Belle River, Ontario, Canada.

Artwork by Skyla Valade, age 12, Belle River, Ontario, Canada.

Most Unusual Artwork

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

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

Thanks to all the participants!

12/15/10

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.

THANKS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO ENTERED OUR CONTEST!

YOUR ARTWORK IS AMAZING!!!

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).

10/26/10

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.

PRIZES

Winner:

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.