Announcing the SAVE THE FROGS! 1st Annual Frog Art Contest !!!
The current jackpot as of June 4th, 2009 is $500!
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. This contest invites you to create cool artwork that features frogs and says SAVE THE FROGS! or savethefrogs.com (or both) somewhere on it. 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, posters, coffee mugs, hats, and in greeting cards and books, to both publicize our cause and raise money for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts.
Anybody! We encourage students and teachers to get their art classes involved on Save The Frogs Day - April 28th, 2009. We encourage amateur and professional artists and graphic designers to take part as well. And the more countries represented the better! Did we mention that it is indeed FREE to enter the contest.
Did we mention that there will be prizes? Aside from fame and the admiration of your peers, the Grand Prize Winner, Category Winners, and Honorable Mentions may all see their artwork featured on products we sell in our official SAVE THE FROGS! Cafepress store, and in a book of Frog Poetry we will produce from the winning entries of our concurrent 1st Annual Frog Poetry Contest. Contest winners and honorable mentions will also be acknowledged on this website, along with a picture of their artwork. And to top it off:
The Grand Prize Winner will:
(1) Receive a check for 50% of the jackpot;
(2) Receive three 100% organic cotton t-shirts featuring their design, which will grace t-shirts that will be available in the Gift Center;
(4) Become an official judge of the SAVE THE FROGS! 2nd Annual Frog Art Contest.
(5) See their winning artwork placed at the top of our Artists for Frogs page, and at the top our Artists for Frogs list with links to their personal, school, organisation or professional website for the duration of their reign (until the 2010 contest winner is announced).
Category Winners will:
(1) Split 50% of the jackpot among each other.
Many contestants will receive Honorable Mentions and receive five free savethefrogs.com bumper stickers.
Will you help fund the jackpot? A high jackpot will make word of this contest spread far and wide, meaning more artists helping SAVE THE FROGS!, and higher quality artwork. It will also draw more visitors to the savethefrogs.com website, which means more donations in our Gift Center (our primary source of revenue) and more people learning about the amphibian extinction crisis. Anything you can donate to the jackpot is greatly appreciated! Remember it's free to enter the contest, so even $5 helps out!
The current jackpot as of June 4th, 2009 is $500. Please help us get it to $1,000 by June 12th!
You can make a secure donation with your choice of either Click & Pledge or PayPal, both trusted leaders in secure intenet transactions. After you place your donation, please send us an email to let us know that your funds should be directed towards the Frog Art Contest. Thanks!
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Category winners will be chosen as follows. Note however that the grand prize winner may be chosen from any category. If you fall into an under 18 age category, please put all your artwork in your age bracket's category, even if it is suited for a different category.
(1) Traditional Frog Art (i.e. hand drawn. Yes, cartoon art is fine.)
(2) Digital Frog Art
(3) Frog Photography
(4) Toad, Salamander, Newt or Caecilian Art (feel free to write SAVE THE SALAMANDERS, TOADS, NEWTS, or CAECILIANS!)
(5) One-color SAVE THE FROGS! Logo (which we may adopt as an official logo!). This can say SAVE THE FROGS!, savethefrogs.com, STF!, or any combination of those.
(6) Multi-color SAVE THE FROGS! Logo (which we may adopt as an official logo!) This can say SAVE THE FROGS!, savethefrogs.com, STF!, or any combination of those.
(7) Under 13 age group
(8) 13-17 years old
(1) Submitted artwork must be your original creation!
(2) You may submit as many entries as you wish.
(3) All artwork must refer to SAVE THE FROGS! by including, visibly and legibly:
(a) the phrase SAVE THE FROGS! (capitalized, with an exclamation point),
(b) the phrase savethefrogs.com (lowercase with NO exclamation point)
c) both SAVE THE FROGS! and savethefrogs.com
These two phrases can appear on the same design, or alternatively you could put one phrase each on two related pieces of artwork which could work well as the front and back of a t-shirt, or on the outside and inside of greeting cards, for example.
(4) All contestants will be required to agree to the Artwork Terms & Conditions in order to enter. Please read these over, as they describe your rights to the submitted artwork as well as ours.
(5) Image size limits:
Please reduce your image to 640px on its longest side. Not sure how? It's easy! If you don't have image manipulation software, just go to ReducePhoto.com, then (1) browse for your image; (2) choose Custom Width 640px; (3) use Best Image Quality; (4) click reduce, sit back and think about how you can spread the word while your image uploads, then just follow ReducePhoto's simple instructions on how to download your image.
Be sure to keep the original high-resolution file. All potential winners will be required to deliver us their original high resolution image prior to receiving any award (we'll email you if we need the originals).
(5) Award winners will be announced via the official SAVE THE FROGS! mailing list, so please join that now! We keep your info confidential and never spam you! Please go enter your email address into the top of this page's left sidebar. Thanks and good luck!
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 April 28th: Save The Frogs Day. If you are a student, tell your friends and teachers.
Please put this flyer up around your school (just click on it and a PDF will open):
If you are a professional artist, tell your colleagues. If you are active on an art website, post an announcement. If you have a website, please link to this page. You can use the icon of our logo (halfway up this page), or use this 'Art Contest - Cash Prizes' logo.
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, put a notice up on your page, and tell your friends. In Facebook, you can post a link to this page. Be sure to become a fan of the SAVE THE FROGS! Facebook Page.
Feel free to spread the word by posting the following message on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or by emailing it to your artist friends:
Frog Art Contest:
SAVE THE FROGS! Nonprofit Organization (www.savethefrogs.com) has announced its 1st Annual Frog Art contest, with prizes including the chance to have your artwork published in a book they will sell to raise funds for their amphibian conservation projects. Please visit http://savethefrogs.com/artists to learn more. The goal of the competition is to raise awareness for the mass extinction of amphibians that is currently taking place worldwide. Please spread the word to any artists you know. Thanks.
We prefer digital submissions. If you drew your art and plan to submit it digitally, please scan it at high resolution or photograph it and then submit the digital file.
Please note that first-time users will have to register on that page (even if you already registered elsewhere on the savethefrogs.com site).
If you have a video camera or webcam, you should record could record yourself drawing Frog Art and enter the video into the 1st Annual SAVE THE FROGS! Video Contest.
You are welcome to mail your artwork, being sure to include the Mail-In Contest Entry Form. Please read the contest rules. Note that Mail-in entries will NOT be returned to the contestant: SAVE THE FROGS! plans to sell the artwork at a fundrasier to raise funds for our conservation work. Mail-in entries should NOT exceed 8.5 x 11" (21.6 x 28.0 cm). Teachers are welcome to bundle their classes' submissions in a single package. If possible, you may want to insert a sturdy piece of cardboard into the package to keep it from getting bent (mailmen like to bend packages).
All entries are to be either digitally submitted or postmarked no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on Friday, July 10th, 2009.
You sure can. Go to savethefrogs.com/artcontest and enjoy! You must be logged in to rate and leave comments on photos.
It's possible your file size is too large. Our system limits you to 1MB, so you should make sure to reduce the size of your photo to 640px on its longest side. Please see the Image Size Limits section of the Contest Rules for info on how to easily reduce your photo size.
Yes! And we want you to, as it helps spread the word! Once you have registered and are logged in, you can rate the entries, leave comments, and send e-cards. The 'send e-card' option is an icon of an envelope to the top right of photos.
Though we prefer digital submissions, you may mail us your artwork.
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!
We are currently jusding the art and hope to announce a winner around September 15th, 2009. Winners will be announced on this page, and through an official mailing to everybody on the SAVE THE FROGS! mailing list, which you should join now if you haven't...it's a great way for us to stay in touch with you about important events and news in the world of frogs! To join, just enter your email address into the top of this page's left sidebar (scroll up).
We actually WANT you to distribute your artwork as widely as possible, as one of the goals of the Frog Art Contest is to raise awareness. Cafepress, Zazzle and other similar sites are great for this. If you plan to sell your submitted artwork, you will first need to submit it to us for approval and agree to the Artwork Terms & Conditions, a fairly quick and easy process (but one required for legal reasons to protect both SAVE THE FROGS! and yourself!). While we request you donate a portion of the earnings of your approved artwork to SAVE THE FROGS!, we do not require it.
Please submit as much frog art as you like!
The contest is free to enter! However, we hope that you will either donate to fund the jackpot, order a cool 100% organic cotton SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirt, a Frogs of Australia poster or some savethefrogs.com bumper stickers from the Gift Center, or donate to support SAVE THE FROGS! primary amphibian conservation activities, which include conducting and funding scientific research, offering grants and scholarships, providing free eduactaional materials to schools, acquiring critical amphibian habitat, and more. We cannot exist without your support, and every donation matters, regardless of size. Please show your support! Thanks!
If you have any questions not answered here, or suggestions, please send a note to Leah, our Frog Art Contest Director: firstname.lastname@example.org