What is the Project EverGreen/Birds & Blooms magazine Art of Green Spaces Poster Contest?
The poster contest sponsored by Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication, is targeting students in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a poster that exemplifies their artistic skills while describing what “green spaces” means to them.
What are the artwork guidelines?
Students may use any art supplies to create their poster, which must be created on 11” x 17” paper. The rest is up to the student to answer one question: what do green spaces mean to you?
What are the entry requirements?
The artwork must be submitted between Feb. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2013. All entries must include the entrant’s full name, grade, school address (city, state and zip code), telephone number and email address in addition to the poster. Please follow directions — entries without all the necessary information will be disqualified.
Where should entries be sent?
Submissions should be mailed to:
8500 Station St, Suite 230.
Mentor, OH, 44060.
Submissions will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31. Judging will take place in April and winners will be notified in May.
How are the winning entries chosen?
The entrants will be divided into four grade levels and judged separately by a panel of art teachers selected by Project EverGreen. The grade levels are: kindergarten through second grade; third grade through sixth grade; seventh grade through ninth grade; and 10th grade through 12th grade. Judges will evaluate the artwork based on the following criteria: 60 percent for originality and 40 percent for a positive message about green spaces. Judging will take place in April 2012 and winners will be notified in May 2012.
What prizes are awarded?
First-, second- and third-place posters from each of the four age levels will receive an Amazon gift card worth $100, $50 and $25, respectively.
What are the more well-known green spaces?
Green spaces are defined as home lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses, parks and other well-maintained spaces.
Who can I contact with questions?
Please refer any questions regarding the contest to Dan Jacobs at email@example.com or 877-758-4835.
Twelve contest winners from 10 states have been chosen in our four categories. Approximately 1,300 posters from more than 30 states were entered in the national contest. The categories were: K-2; 3-6; 7-9; and 10-12 grades.
Our executive director, Cindy Code, said this about the contest: “This program shows the great interest young people have in green spaces and continues Project EverGreen’s mission to use contests like this to ‘preserve and enhance green space in our communities for today and future generations. As one of the three pillars of our organization, the GreenCare for Youth focus exemplifies our efforts to work with schools as one vehicle to tell the story of managed green spaces. We are inspired by the work of these winners. The number of entries exceeded our expectation and, more importantly, allowed us the chance to tell our story in schools throughout the U.S.”
1st Place: Annie Rong - Urbana, IL
2nd Place: Polly Adams - Denver, CO
3rd Place: Katlyn Ambrosch - St. Cloud, MN
1st Place: Halie Smith - Spencer, MA
2nd Place: Kaiana Lee - Kapoiei, HI
3rd Place: Katherine Grace-Shamburek - Denver, CO
1st Place: Vanessa Zarala - Strathmore, CA
2nd Place: Ejan Gray - LaPlace, LA
3rd Place: Sharon Yoo - Cary, NC
1st Place: Sarah Snow - Labelle, FL
2nd Place: Gianna Iannarilli - Tarzana, CA
3rd Place: Grace Snyder - Battle Creek, MI