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The 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest runs from January 15th, 2014 to October 15th, 2014. People of all ages, nationalities, and skill levels are encouraged to enter the contest, and we hope all schools will draw frog art on Save The Frogs Day! You can see the winners of the 2013 contest here.
Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out: we encourage all nature lovers to seek out their inner frog artist and participate in the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest!
The SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest invites you to create your coolest frog artwork. The contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested, and the artwork will be used on t-shirts, stickers, posters, coffee mugs, hats, and in greeting cards and books, to both publicize our cause and raise money for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts.
Between 2009 and 2013 we received 9,336 frog art entries from 66 countries: Algeria, Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the USA. We look forward to receiving your entry!
"We had a whole unit on this. The kids learned SO MUCH science along with the history of frogs all in the name of art!"
-- Karen, Ohio
Get some inspiration by checking out the amazing art we have received in years past.
View the 2013 winning frog art here!
Congratulations to 2013 Grand Prize Winner, Nick Gustafson of Forest Grove, Oregon, USA! The 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 3,097 entries from 42 countries! Thanks to all the artists!
View the 2012 winning frog art here!
Congratulations to 2012 Grand Prize Winner, Michele Hamill of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada! The 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 2,693 entries from 37 countries! Thanks to all the artists!
View the 2011 winning frog art here!
Congratulations to 2011 Grand Prize Winner, 19 year old Kara Timmons of San Antonio, Texas! Thanks to the 2231 contestants from 31 countries who took part!
View the 2010 winning art here!
Congratulations to 2010 Grand Prize Winner, 24 year old Elizabeth Hinson of Conroe, Texas! The 2010 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 886 awesome frog art entries from 17 countries.
View the 2009 winning art here!
Congratulations to 2009 Grand Prize Winner, 19 year old Kaitlyn Hunter of West Vancouver, British Columbia! The 1st Annual SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 394 entries from 10 countries.
Please watch this cool video, then help spread the word by embedding it on your own website, emailing a link to your friends, and/or posting to your social networking page.
Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers Cori Elwood and Jeremy Pelsinski for putting this video together!
Anybody! The SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest serves as an excellent method for getting students interested in both frogs and art, and gives them a productive and enjoyable diversion from their normal school activities, while educating them about frog extinctions. We encourage students and teachers to get their art classes involved on Save The Frogs Day. We encourage amateur and professional artists and graphic designers to take part as well. And the more countries represented the better! It is free to enter the contest, though we suggest all mail-in entries include a few dollars to assist our frog-saving efforts!
"Dear Dr. Kriger, Thank you for your important work to save our frogs! As a school librarian at an elementary school, I was delighted to come across your website, and held a schoolwide art contest patterned after yours. Our winner’s work is enclosed, plus a few extras. The contest truly raised awareness among my students, and I know some of these kids will now have a greater respect for frogs and animals as a result."
-- Kelly Posey, San Marcos, TX
The Grand Prize Winner will:
(1) Receive $100 CASH (or check!).
(2) Receive $75 worth of "Frog Cash" to be used for any of the cool, environmentally-friendly merchandise in the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center.
(3) Become an official judge of next year's SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest.
(5) Receive frog fame.
The 2nd and 3rd Place Artists will:
Receive $75 worth of "Frog Cash" to be used for any of the cool, environmentally-friendly merchandise in the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center.
And to top it off: the Grand Prize Winner and Category Winners may all see their artwork featured on products we sell in the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center. Contest winners and honorable mentions will also be acknowledged on this website, along with a picture of their artwork.
Frogs bring color to our lives: Rainbow Frog by Hannabobanna.
Category winners will be chosen from the following categories. Note however that the Grand Prize Winner may be chosen from any category.
(1) Under 10 years old
(2) 10-13 years old
(3) 14-17 years old
(4) 18 and older
Artwork may be hand-drawn or digitally produced. It can feature frogs, toads, salamander, newts or caecilians. It can be full-color or black & white (e.g. one-color frog outlines of the type used for a coloring book. You can even draw a logo if you like. It's up to you!
(1) The Contest runs annually from January 15 to October 15th.
(2) Submitted artwork must be your original creation!
(3) No tracing of others' artwork.
(4) You may submit up to three entries per person.
(5) All artwork must refer to SAVE THE FROGS! by including, visibly and legibly:
(a) the phrase SAVE THE FROGS! (capitalized, with an exclamation point!)
(b) the phrase savethefrogs.com (lowercase with NO exclamation point)
c) both SAVE THE FROGS! and savethefrogs.com (as in the logo below).
Please remember that your writing is art as well, so try to make the text artistic. Please note that both SAVE THE FROGS! and savethefrogs.com are PLURAL meaning the letter "S" must appear at the end of the word FROGS. We are NOT SAVE THE FROG! and we are NOT savethefrog.com.
(5) Submission of artwork constitutes your agreement to the Art Contest Terms & Conditions. Please read these over, as they describe your rights to the submitted artwork as well as ours.
Frog art by Ho Yu Yan, China
Use your artistic license and do what you think is best, but bear in mind these suggestions:
-- No glitter please -- it's messy!
-- No religious content.
-- No tracing of other people's content.
-- Your art does not need to be large. We actually like art about 8.5" x 11" (22cm x 28cm) in size. 12" x 18" (30cm x 46cm) is alright as well if you like a larger format. You are welcome to make larger art...if your art is amazing!
-- Package your art well so that it does not get bent up. Definitely write DO NOTE BEND! on both sides of the package.
-- Whitespace does not look very appealing. We suggest putting color on the entire piece.
-- Do not put your frogs at the extreme edge of your art, as that would result in them getting chopped off if they went to print. Try to leave at least 0.25in (6.5mm) of "other art" such as leaves, grass, river etc...we would rather chop the river edge than the frog's leg!
Russian Frog Art by Polina Mishina, Age 9
Featuring Kaitlyn Hunter's Grand Prize winning artwork from our 1st Annual Frog Art Contest, this t-shirt is 100% organic cotton and will certainly brighten up your day. All proceeds support SAVE THE FROGS' worldwide amphibian conservation efforts, so please order one today!
"I look forward to teaching my students about endangered amphibians, notably frogs, again this year and sending their beautiful artwork for the 2013 contest your way! My best."
-- Dana Xedos, Art Teacher, Sun Valley High School, Los Angeles
"My first grade son and several of his friends are rolling out the art contest to their entire school of 645 children. What a great way to get the message out to such a large group of young people. We love what you are doing. I am am so proud of my 1st grade son. His passion and love of frogs and his commitment to spreading the word is inspiring. He had us construct a frog pond in our back yard to do some of his own conservation. This is what learning to love something bigger than yourself is all about. Thank you for your work and time."
-- Brenda Slater, Alexandria, VA
To make this contest successful we need your help spreading the word! If you are an art teacher, please inform your fellow art teachers. This makes a great class project for Save The Frogs Day. If you are a student, tell your friends and teachers. Please put this flyer up around your school (just click on it and a PDF will open):
If you are a professional artist, tell your colleagues. If you are active on an art website, post the announcement in the following paragraph. Inform your local newspaper. If you have a website, please link to this page. You can use the icon on the right, or the one atop this page, linked to: http://savethefrogs.com/art
Frog Art Contest:
SAVE THE FROGS! Nonprofit Organization (www.savethefrogs.com) has announced its international Frog Art Contest. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness of the mass extinction of amphibians that is currently taking place worldwide. There are cash prizes and the best art will be used on eco-friendly SAVE THE FROGS! merchandise and in books to raise funds for their amphibian conservation efforts. Please spread the word to any artists or teachers you know, and feel free to submit your finest frog art. Please visit www.savethefrogs.com/art to learn more. Thanks!
Frog Art by Chatsuree Lebsing
If your artwork was digitally created, then you should follow these two steps. Please fill out this form ONLY if your art was CREATED using a computer. Please do NOT scan your paper artwork. Summary: this is where you submit DIGITAL art.
(1) Fill out this entry form and click submit.
(2) Then you MUST email your HIGH RESOLUTION file (in .jpg format ONLY) to email@example.com with subject line Art Submission.
-- The art must be an ATTACHMENT -- not embedded in the email, not linked to from the email.
-- Please include the native file (.psd, .ai, .eps) if you have one.
-- Include your first and last name, your age and country in the contents of the email!
-- If your art is over 20MB we suggest you send it to us via YouSendIt.
If your artwork is on paper or any other non-digital format, please mail it in. Multiple submissions should be placed in a single envelope. PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:
(1) If you are a TEACHER submitting all your students' beautiful artwork, you MUST include the Teacher's Mail-In Contest Entry Form. Do NOT glue the entry form to the artwork! One form per envelope is fine.
(2) If you are NOT a teacher, then you MUST include this Mail-In Contest Entry Form with your artwork, one form per envelope. Do NOT glue the entry form to your artwork!
(3) Contestants' name, age and country MUST be written carefully on the back side of the artwork (carefully means don't poke through the paper. We suggest using a pencil, and writing softly). This step is important, as your entry form and mailing envelope will be separated from your artwork!
(4) Your Entry Form should NOT be attached to the artwork. No tape, no staples, no glue, no paper clips!
(5) Mail-in entries will NOT be returned to the contestant: SAVE THE FROGS! plans to sell the artwork at a fundraiser to raise funds for our conservation work.
(6) Please read the contest rules.
(7) Note that Mail-in entries can be any size you wish, and created using any materials.
(8) We strongly advise inserting a sturdy piece of cardboard into the package to keep it from getting bent (mailmen like to bend packages). Used cereal boxes work well for this, or cut a piece off a box you're getting rid of.
(9) Please do not spend lots of money mailing your art: we prefer you donate to SAVE THE FROGS! rather than shipping via expensive priority mail or Fed Ex. Again, we prefer you do NOT send mail via expensive methods. As long as your mail is postmarked by October 15th, it will be entered into this year's contest, so there is no rush. If you do send us mail via DHL, FedEx or any carrier that requires us to sign for the package, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us your package is on the way and include a tracking number.
(10) We encourage all participants from the USA and Canada to include at least $1 in their package to help us offset our costs of running the contest. Dollar bills are fine, and checks can be written to SAVE THE FROGS!. Thank you!
(11) Write DO NOT BEND on the outside of your package, front and back, with large writing. Then mail your entry form and artwork to:
SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest
P.O. Box 2429
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA
That's it, good luck!
We've got lots of amazing entries framed and on the walls of the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley. Visit us soon and have a look at the world's greatest collection of frog art!
We are pleased to have displays of our frog art up in several libraries in Contra Costa County, California. Thanks to all the art contest participants for making this possible!
"I just opened my frog art for display, and I LOVE IT! It's all so beautiful and colorful, and it looks wonderful against our terra cotta wall. The kids will love it! And I put the letter up, to attract any buyers."
-- Lindsay duPont, Librarian, Brentwood Library
This is a great classroom activity for Save The Frogs Day. If possible, please also have your class make a large banner that says either SAVE THE FROGS!, Save The Frogs Day, or savethefrogs.com (or a combination thereof). Take a photo of your class holding the banner, and email it to us. Then hang the banner in school as a permanent reminder of Save The Frogs Day, and as a call to action for all the school's students.
FUNDRAISER IDEA: Put all the kids' artwork in a book and sell the books to parents at the next PTA meeting, as a fundraiser for SAVE THE FROGS!
"I've been telling everyone about the contest and I am so interested in frogs now!"
--Robin Alba, Art Teacher, Theills Elementary, Theills, NY
"We were excited to draw for your cause here at the Eastwood Boys & Girls Club. We wish you the best of luck with your foundation and welcome any educational materials you may have to further expand our knowledge of frogs. My members encouraged me to apply for the contest as well, so we hope you enjoy the wide range of artistic pieces from Salem's youth!"
-- Allison Weaver, Teacher - Eastwood Boys & Girls Club - Salem, OR
"Thank you for your conscious efforts to these little creatures and helping these kids think about their footprint on our Earth."
-- Shelly Zulli, Owner of Hands on Art Studio in Mooresville, NC
Please come visit the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, where the finest art from our contests decorates the walls and helps us raise funds and awareness for amphibians!
The 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received so many cool mushroom frog art drawings from around the world that we were inspired to create this Mushroom Frog Art webpage dedicated to our favorite amphibians and fungi.
Mushroom Frog Art by Sreehari Ramdas, 13, of India.
Help us guarantee that we never have to experience a world without frogs! Please support SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide amphibian conservation efforts:
(1) Become a member of SAVE THE FROGS!;
(2) Donate to SAVE THE FROGS! We cannot exist without your support, and every donation matters, regardless of size. Please show your support! We are a 501(c)(3) public charity, so all donations are 100% tax-deductible. Thanks!
(3) Order a SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirt, tote bag, wristband, bumper sticker or other cool frog merchandise from the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center; or
"Hello there! Leah Klehn, Art Director of SAVE THE FROGS! here to emphasize how important it is to donate. As a non-profit organization all our funds come from you guys, our supporters. And what we have accomplished so far has been made possible from our very lovely frog lovers. I can safely say for all SAVE THE FROGS! crew, thank you! So let’s keep this ball rolling and help frogkind!
REASONS WHY IT’S GOOD TO DONATE:
• Helping amphibians
• Supporting the environment
• Good Karma points
• Funding for education
The list goes on! So please, donate today!" -- Leah Klehn
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks art museums, galleries, art organizations and art-related websites to partner with and help us promote the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Partnerships do not require much time on your organization's part. The primary goal of the partnership is to use your pre-established connections in the art world to help us spread the word about the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest and encourage your supporters to take part. Learn more about what partnerships entail, and how both our organizations benefit, on the Art Contest Partnerships page.
"I love that you promote children’s art and poetry as well as teaching them a great lessons about ecology and conservation. Thanks for all you work!"
-- Janna Siegel Robertson, Ph.D.; Watson College of Education, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington
On September 7th, 2012 we held our inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Art Show at Art du Jour in downtown Santa Cruz, CA for a free event where we will be displaying and selling some of the all-time greatest frog art ever created. Most of the art was submitted to us through the first three years of our SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Thanks to all who contributed art, volunteered and otherwise helped out. Please check out the event photos here!
This beautiful poster is printed on recycled paper and features Grand Prize Winning frog art by Elizabeth Hinson (shown below). The poster looks great in your bedroom or classroom, and helps spread the word! Order it here.
Thanks to BWI for offering us free adspace to help spread amphibian awareness! Thanks to Elizabeth Hinson for the awesome art!
Photo by Lisa Shieh
"I just wanted to let you know I so admire your work & dedication to preserving our wildlife! I'm not a professional artist but just wanted to help get the ball rolling with your art contest--I had a lot of fun with it & if you can use anything to help please do. It's very frustrating to watch the abuse of nature & wildlife & not be able to do anything about it so it was a wonderful feeling to support your work:) I wish you the best!"
-- Barb Jannicelli
Frog art from India by Subha Chakroborty
"I am an educator and like for my students grades K-12 to compete locally, regionally and nationally. I find that these contests help to reward student efforts and are cross curriculum issues. Our second grade class enjoyed doing these posters very much and await word of how they competed." -- Carole; Greenfield School, Wilson, NC
El ¡Salvar a las ranas! Concurso de Arte se extiende desde 15 de enero al 15 de octubre. Personas de todas las edades, nacionalidades y niveles de habilidad se les anima a participar en el concurso. El año pasado recibimos 2.231 entradas de concursantes de 31 países. Pasa la voz, entrar su propia arte del rana y nos ayudará a alcanzar nuestra meta de 3.000 entradas de 40 países. ¡Gracias, y buena suerte! www.savethefrogs.com/art
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