Frogs have been disappearing worldwide at alarming rates. The 2010 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest received 774 entries from 26 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Canada, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Iran, Kenya, Malta, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, USA, and Zimbabwe.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Peace Frogs for donating the cash prizes!
Congratulations to 8th grader Isabel Johnson of Anaheim, CA, for her wonderful poem "Won't They?".
by Isabel Johnson, Age 13
Listening to frogs
Violins in the night
My children will see them
Sitting by a stream
As it rushes by
It'll always flow
Nothing is forever
Things always have an end
We won't always be together
I know it
The frogs did no harm
They deserve a second chance
The clock is ticking faster
Take nothing for granted
And help where you can
To do nothing is to regret
To look away and forget.
Factoid: Isabel's poem was featured in the April 2010 SAVE THE FROGS! Hardcopy Newsletter.
Congratulations to Ushree Sen Gupta of Kolkata, India, winner of the 18+ age group for his poem "Apparent".
Frogs. Apparently ugly,
Man. Apparently beautiful,
Frog. Sacrifice lives on biology trays,
Man. Learns science. Discovers.
Ugly Frog, Beautiful Man.
Science tree spreads out..
Root absorbs so many lives..
Laughs the ugly frog.
Congratulations to 10 year olds Alisha Patel and Eliza Barton of Santa Cruz California, winners of the Under 13 age group, for their poem "A World Without Frogs".
A World Without Frogs
The mosquitoes have invaded,
the frogs have faded,
frogs are disappearing,
How I am fearing.
The frogs are gone,
There's no more croak or song.
Because of global warming,
The flies are swarming,
We need to change the thermometer,
It goes up and down like a barometer.
Frogs live in ponds they make lots of noise,
They bring me loads and loads of joys.
We love the frogs and now you should too,
So save them and don't put them in the zoo!
Be sure to take part in the 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest, which will open January 15th, 2011. Get your school, team, community group, tribe, platoon, coalition, pack, or church involved. Spread the word!
Please contact us if so!
Frog Poetry Judges Debbie Kirk and Kerry Kriger.
Thanks to all the poets.
Thanks to the SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer team.
Thanks to all our supporters and members!
Thanks to Peace Frogs for donating the Cash Prizes!
See you in early 2011 for the 2nd Annual Frog Poetry Contest...