Frogs have been disappearing worldwide at alarming rates. Our 1st Annual Frog Art Contest received 394 entries from 10 countries: USA, Canada, India, Brazil, United Kingdom, South Africa, Switzerland, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Australia.
Congratulations to the winners!
The Grand Prize Winner! Kaitlyn's artwork is featured on a 100% organic cotton t-shirt available in the Save The Frogs Gift Center, with all proceeds going to support our worldwide environmental conservation efforts.
Fact: 2,000 amphibian species are on the verge of extinction.
Winner: Under 10 years old category. Jonah's artwork is featured on December 2009's Frog Poster of the Month, with all proceeds going to support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.
Jonah receiving his cash prize.
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Winner of the 10-13 year old category
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Winner of the 13-17 year old category
Fact: 200 amphibian species have completey disappeared in the last 30 years.
Winner of the Traditional Frog Art Category
In the words of the artist: "What would it be like without frogs? If children in the next generations had to ask us what they were like? If bugs became even more invasive and the homes of other animals disappeared, too? This picture just represents the fact that if we don't save these creatures, we may have to say goodbye to them."
Fact: Amphibian species naturally go extinct at a rate of about one species every 500 years.
Winner: Best Photo
Fact: Few people know that frogs are disappearing.
Winner of the Toads, Salamanders, Newts and Caecilians category
Fact: Far more people will know frogs are disappearing if you help us spread the word about amphibian extinctions.
Fact: Frogs are bio-indicators and have been around hundreds of millions of years.
Fact: Amphibian habitat is drying up due to climate change.
Fact: The frog leg trade is responsible for numerous amphibian extinctions, as many of the frogs are infected with chytridiomycosis, and spread the disease to native frog populations.
Fact: Tens of millions of frogs are taken from the wild each year for use as pets, and this contributes to the decline of many tropical species.
Fact: These red-eye treefrogs appear on shirts and tote bags in the SAVE THE FROGS! Cafepress store, where al proceeds benefit SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide conservation efforts.
Fact: 100% of proceeds from your tax-deductible donation to SAVE THE FROGS! go to our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.
Fact: The 2nd Annual Frog Art Contest will begin in early March 2010, and your school should take part!
Fact: Tens of millions of frogs are taken out of the wild each year for food. Large frogs are most at risk, and tropical nations seldom have laws in place to regulate harvests.
Fact: Americans go through 1.2 million plastic bags per hour. Save The Frogs has one of the coolest tote bags on the planet right here, made of 99% recycled materials.
Fact: The SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center has amazing frog art and photographs on t-shirts, greeting cards, pins, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, posters and more...
Fact: We hope you've enjoyed the fabulous frog art!
Be sure to take part in the 2nd Annual Frog Art Contest, to be announced in March of 2010. Get your school, team, community group, tribe, platoon, coalition, pack, or church involved. Spread the word!
Help us advertise the 2nd Annual Frog Art Contest by donating $10 to the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Fund. We can place a 11x34" advertisement for the contest inside a public bus in a large US city for only $10/month. Thousands of students and teachers will see the ad and many will eventually participate!
Frog Art Director Leah Klehn
Graphic Designer Alyson Lee
Website Developer Mike Labbe
Frog Art judges Shannon, Kate, Katie and Jarle.
Thanks to all the artists.
Thanks to the SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer team.
Thanks to all our supporters and members!
See you in early 2010 for the 2nd Annual Frog Art Contest...