SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

The 2021 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest runs through November 1st, 2021 and is now accepting entries. 

Winners of the 2020 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest will be announced (and certificates of participation sent) on December 1st, 2020. 

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! 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!

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 and posters, and in greeting cards and books, to both publicize our cause and raise money for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts.

“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, Teacher, Ohio

Art Contest Worldwide Impact

Between 2009 and 2016 we received 14,947 frog art entries from 79 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, 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, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikstan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the USA and Vietnam. We look forward to receiving your entry!

Frank Beifus Surfing Frog

Surfing Frog Art by Frank Beifus

“A total of 700 students at my school participated. This was such an awesome idea and my students learned a lot. Their homeroom teachers were really pleased with all that they learned and now my students can’t stop talking about frogs and what they can do to help them.”

— Candace Greene, Sevilla West School, Phoenix, AZ

Who Can Enter

Anybody! People of all ages, nationalities, and skill levels are encouraged to enter the contest.

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!

Frog Art Competition

“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

Did We Mention That There Will Be Prizes?​

$ 100
  • The Grand Prize Winner will:
  • Win $100 cash (well, it may be a check or wire transfer...)
  • See their winning artwork featured on the SAVE THE FROGS! website and across our social media networks.
  • Win a year long SAVE THE FROGS! Membership
  • Receive frog fame.
  • The 2nd and 3rd Place Artists will receive all of the above but NOT the cash prize.
  • Many honorable mentions will also be acknowledged on this website, along with their artwork.
CASH Money!

Frog art from 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest by Ho Yu Yan, Age 19, China

Emily Moskal Abstract Art

Emily Moskal with Planet Of The Frogs at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA, 2014

The Contest Is Free To Enter

You heard that right: the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest is FREE to enter. 

We do encourage all contestants to donate to SAVE THE FROGS! as that helps us organize and promote this contest as well as our other frog-saving programs around the world.

To donate securely online, just click the image below. If you are mailing your art to us, you can include a check or postal order made payable to SAVE THE FROGS! in your envelope (cash is appreciated as well!).

Contest Rules

(1) The Contest runs through November 1st, 2020.

(2) Submitted artwork must be your original creation!

(3) No tracing of others’ artwork.

(4) You may submit up to three entries per person. Teachers can submit art on behalf of all their students.

(5) All artwork must refer to SAVE THE FROGS! by including, visibly and legibly:

EITHER

(a) the phrase SAVE THE FROGS! (capitalized, with an exclamation point!)

OR

(b) the phrase savethefrogs.com (lowercase with NO exclamation point)

OR

c) both SAVE THE FROGS! and savethefrogs.com (as in the logo below).

(6) 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. Click here for the terms and conditions.

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Things To Keep In Mind

– Your writing is art as well, so try to make the text artistic. Whatever text you put on your art, whether it be SAVE THE FROGS!, savethefrogs.com or a line of poetry, make it look nice, not like a last minute, hurried addition.

– 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.

– Artwork may be hand-drawn or digitally produced. 

– Hand-drawn art can be mailed in. If you don’t want to mail in your hand-drawn art, take a great photo of it or scan it and submit it digitally.

– Your art can feature frogs, toads, salamander, newts or caecilians.

– Your art can be full-color or black & white (for example, one-color frog outlines of the type used for a coloring book). 

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Litoria caeurlea frog art by Matthew Bryan, UK

– You can draw the SAVE THE FROGS! logo if you like…or you can opt to not include a logo at all.

– The possibilities are endless. Use your artistic license and enjoy!

“A total of 700 students at my school participated. This was such an awesome idea and my students learned a lot. Their homeroom teachers were really pleased with all that they learned and now my students can’t stop talking about frogs and what they can do to help them.“
— Candace Greene, Sevilla West School, Phoenix, AZ

Suggestions For Frog Artists

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.

– 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 they may get chopped off during the scanning or printing process. 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! The same goes for any writing on your art: don’t put it too near the edge.

– Mail-in entries can be any size you wish. We do though suggest that you stick with 8.5 x 11″ or A4 paper unless you truly have a reason to go larger. Big art is harder for us to deal with.

– Have fun!

“Thanks for all that you and your organization do for amphibians worldwide.“ 

— Daryle Mishina, Art Teacher, Hawaii

Frog World, Art by Abbey Salvo, Baltimore, MD. 2009 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

Wildlife Art Competition

Frog art by Chatsuree-Lebsing, Age 19.

Please Spread The Word

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. Inform your local newspaper. 

– If you have a website, please link to this page. You can use any image from this page to drive interest.

If you are a professional artist, tell your colleagues. 

If you are active on an art website, post this announcement ->

SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest:
Calling all frog artists and nature lovers! SAVE THE FROGS! nonprofit organization 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 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!

Michele Hamill- Grand Prize Frog Art

Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. By Michele Hamill, USA

Mushroom Frog Art by Suman Paul

Mushroom Frog Art by Suman Paul, Age 17, 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

Post This Flyer Around Town

Download this flyer and post it at your school, office, or favorite cafe to help get the word out. Click on the image to open the PDF. You can also download the image as a .jpg and share it on your social media or website.

Art Contest
Terms & Conditions

Frog Art Competition

“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

Frog art by Sarah Kim, Age 11.
2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

How To Enter

You can find thorough entry instructions by clicking the button below.

Frog Volunteers

Da Vinci Frog Art from Nayarit, Mexico, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

Hong Kong Art Contest Kids

Hong Kong frog art by Yip Ka Yan, Age 18, 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

SAVE THE FROGS! Art in Baltimore-Washington Airport

Thanks to BWI for providing us free ad space to help spread amphibian awareness! Thanks to Elizabeth Hinson for the awesome art. Thanks to Lisa Shieh for the photo.

BWI Frog Art

SAVE THE FROGS!
2012 Art Show

Art du Jour blue frog art

On September 7th, 2012 we held our inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Art Show at Art du Jour in downtown Santa Cruz, California. At this free event we displayed and auctioned off some of the 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, donated and otherwise helped out!

Watch These Art Contest Videos

Please watch this cool video, then help spread the word by embedding it on your own website, emailing a link to your friends, or sharing it on your social networking page.

Thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! volunteers Cori Elwood and Jeremy Pelsinski for putting this video together!

Another art contest promo video that we would appreciate if you shared!

Thanks to Eli Gitter-Dentz for the video production assistance and thanks to Jodi Kendall for the voiceover!

Por ellos quien hablan español…por favor mire y comparte este video. 

Gracias a Paula Diaz y Gabi Diaz por el producción!

Save The Frogs Day Art

Are you a teacher? Frog art 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

All entries are to be either digitally submitted or postmarked no later than 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time on November 1st.

Yes! The SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest is free to enter. We appreciate your donation to help ensure the contest's present and future success.

Anybody! We encourage students and teachers to get their art classes involved. We encourage amateur and professional artists and graphic designers to take part as well. And the more countries represented the better!

Winners will be announced on this page by December 1st, and via the SAVE THE FROGS! electronic newsletter. We will email the results to all participants who complete the entry form on our site.

We will add the best art to the site once the contest is over.

SAVE THE FROGS! has a multitude of uses for your frog art:

--The best art may be used on SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirts, postcards, books, posters and other eco-friendly, educational merchandise, to raise money for our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.

-- We use the graphics on our website and in our marketing materials.

-- The artists gain a better appreciation for frogs...especially when entire classrooms of students draw frog art!

-- Everybody who sees cool frog art will appreciate frogs more!

-- We often include art as gifts in mailings to our supporters. They especially love the kids' frog art!

Three entries per person.

Yes! Please connect with us and spread the word about the contest through social media.

If you have a video camera, you could record yourself drawing Frog Art and then post the video on YouTube. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to the SAVE THE FROGS! YouTube Channel.

Help us guarantee that we never have to experience a world without frogs! Please support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts by donating to SAVE THE FROGS!

Every donation matters, regardless of size. Please show your support! We are a 501(c)(3) public charity, so all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thanks!

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger built this webpage and the entirety of the SAVE THE FROGS! website. If you seek web design knowledge or assistance, subscribe to the Zero2Webmaster newsletter.

Frog Art In Contra Costa County Libraries

We are pleased to have had displays of our frog art posted in several libraries in Contra Costa County, California. Thanks to all the librarians and 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! “
— Lindsay duPont, Librarian, Brentwood Library

Jalisha McCoy frog art 2010 contest

A message from Leah Klehn
(Who Conceived The Contest)

Hello there! Leah Klehn 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, Volunteer & Former SAVE THE FROGS! Art Director

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The first piece of frog art we ever received! From Leah Klehn, who suggested that we hold a SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Leah was 16 years old at the time.

Questions Or Suggestions?

We are nearly certain we have answered all possible questions on this page! If you have any questions not answered here, or suggestions, please send a note to: art@savethefrogs.com

By the way, how awesome is this Serbian Frog Art from the 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest? Natalija Berau Popović drew it and had her students submit their finest frog art as well.

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What People Say About The Contest

“To Whom It May Concern,
I’m submitting art on behalf of my eight students at the Gateway School here in New York, NY, USA. The students learned a great deal about the need to save frog species and how the health of frogs reflects on the larger environment. And of course their computer graphics skills improved greatly. We hope you enjoy their work. Thank you for the opportunity to compete in this engaging contest.“
— Chris Brimacombe

“Thank you my students are SO very excited!”
— Beth Gosnell, Art Educator, Fred A. Anderson Elementary, Bayboro, NC

“Thank you so much for the beautiful Save The Frogs canvas print you sent me for my birthday in January. What a wonderful surprise to open that package and see such a beautiful painting and by such a young artist. For you to take the time to put together that package just for me is amazing to me. I am so grateful. Thank you.
— SAVE THE FROGS! Member Mindy Meadows

“Thank you for this great opportunity for the kids and for raising awareness for the preservation of our land.”
— Elizabeth Linder; Art Teacher, Houston, TX

“Hello, I have recently found your amazing internet site about saving amphibians and got interested. Particularly I would like to participate in the art contest. I would really appreciate an opportunity to share some of my art and in this way spread the awareness about the amphibians.”
– Jūra Palanga

Pollution Frog Art Competition

SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest 2011 Grand Prize Winner, Kara Timmons, New York. Kara’s art features habitat destruction, pollution, deformities, frog legs, pet frogs, dissected frogs, global warming and invasive species.

More Cool Frog Art

California Red-Legged Frog art, Grand Prize Winner, 2015 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Congratulations to Nick Gustafson of Oregon.

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger in South Korea, 2010. Shirt features Optimistic Thought Frog Art by 2009 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest Grand Prize Winner Kaitlyn Hunter.

What People Say About The Contest...Continued

“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for artistic expression while promoting the awareness of endangered frogs.“
— Theresa Groner-Davis, Art Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School, Columbia, Missouri

“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

“I am glad to be associated with this unique organization and create awareness among my students about the importance of this special element so very essential and integral part of our environment.“
— Vandana Suryawanshi, Teacher, Vidya Valley School, Pune, India

“I am also a fellow artist and to see a conservation organization utilize art to reach out to people in the name of frog conservation was truly inspiring to me.“
— Justin Bailey

Frog Art by Kelsey Wilson, used on the cover of the SAVE THE FROGS! Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1 (click the image to get the book…it’s free!).

Message From A Contestant

“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 Janicelli, Contestant, 2009 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest 

Barbara Janicelli Frog Art

More Of What People Say About The Contest...

“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

“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

“I’ve been telling everyone about the contest and I am so interested in frogs now!“
–Robin Alba, Art Teacher, Theills Elementary, Theills, NY

Mushroom Frog Art by Sreehari Ramdas, Age 13, India. 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest

Art Contest Notifications List

If you wish to be notified via email whenever we have art related announcements, please fill out the brief form below.

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We received so much art this year that we need a few extra days to judge it all and to prepare the webpage that displays the finalists’ art. Please check back here December 3rd for the announcement of the winner, thank you!