Enter the Rainforest Art Kids’ Contest

Here’s a cool way for kids to get involved with the environment while stretching their artistic abilities.

Kids can support the Rainforest while showing off their creative talents!

The Rainforest Foundation will feature 12 Grand Prize winners in the 2012 Rainforest Foundation wall calendar. Kids in grades K-12 are eligible to enter the art contest by submitting one work of art depicting the child’s vision of the rainforest and the need for rainforest conservation.

Eight finalists will be chosen in three categories: grades K-5, grades 6-9, and grades 10-12. The 24 finalists will be chosen based on both artistic merit and how well the artist expressed the theme of rainforest protection. The 24 finalists will be featured on the Rainforest Foundation website, and the Rainforest Foundation Facebook page and 12 winners (4 from each age group) will then be chosen through an online public vote to be featured in the calendar. Each of the winners will also receive an assortment of art supplies.

To enter, be sure to have your artwork submitted by May 31. You can learn more about the contest here and download the entry form here.

And for the rest of the greenies out there you can enter the Show Us Your Green Photo Contest by taking a photo of something green, or of you doing something green.

Written by Wenona Napolitano

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book.

She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible.

Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including PlentyMag.com, EthicalWeddings.com, MyEcoChicWedding.com, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and Life123.com.

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