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.
Winner: Reagan Schwartz, 6 years old, Olney, Maryland
We liked this drawing of a happy frog on a lily pad.
Winner: Chung Chin Hang, 9 years old, Hong Kong
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
This a beautiful painting of frogs in the rainforest.
Winner: Jason Zhu, 10 years old, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
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
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).