The 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 3,097 entries from 42 countries! Entries came from: Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, France, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
And the winners are:
Nick Gustafson – Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Nick Gustafson of Forest Grove, Oregon, USA, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Nick not only submitted this Grand Prize winning California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) art, but also many other pieces that have helped us spread the word about the plight of amphibians and our efforts to save them.
Brite Chuang – Second Prize Winner
Congratulations to Brite Chuang of Westford, Massachussetts, the Second Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Learn all about habitat destruction, the #1 cause of amphibian extinctions, right here: www.savethefrogs.com/threats/habitat-destruction
Habitat destruction is the #1 cause of amphibian population declines worldwide. Bulldozers in Canada are currently preparing to destroy the habitat of Lake Erie’s endangered Fowler’s Toads, but with your help we can stop the destruction. One of the most disturbing trends in the United States is that of developers chopping down entire forests to build housing developments completely devoid of trees, leaving ugly biological wastelands for people to call home. In many tropical countries, rainforests and cloudforests are being destroyed for incoming palm oil, coffee and sugar plantations, and to create grasslands on which to raise cattle. Please watch what you eat, and reduce your addictions to environmentally damaging substances!
Aaditya Singh – Third Prize Winner
Congratulations to Aaditya Singh of the United Arab Emirates, Age 9, Third Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Aaditya successfully and succinctly summarized what thousands of biology teachers worldwide have yet to understand.
Feel free to help us spread the word by posting any of these images on your website for non-commercial use (preferably linked to our website). If your company would like to sponsor the 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, please contact us.
Thanks to all the artists! Thanks to the SAVE THE FROGS! 2013 Art Contest Team for coordinating everything: Fernando Garcia, Andre Le, Kathlyn Franco, Michael Starkey, Joyce Orcutt and Dr. Kerry Kriger. Thanks to all our supporters and members! Enjoy the art!