Intending to build upon the popularity of their contest in 2013 that had more than 1,300 entries from students residing in 40 states, Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication, announce the fourth annual “Art of Green Spaces Poster Contest.”

The contest asks students in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a poster that exemplifies their artistic skills while describing what “green spaces” mean to them.

“We want students to use their imagination and really think about what they appreciate most about outdoor green spaces,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “We are thrilled to partner with a well-known magazine for gardening enthusiasts that reaches one million subscribers, and we’re hoping to build on the successful first two years of the contest.”

Project EverGreen is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of green spaces, which can be defined as home lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses, parks and other well-maintained areas.

Submitted posters should be created on 11×17-in. paper. Any art supplies may be used to create the artwork and all entries must include the following information with the submission or they may not be considered for judging: full name of student, grade, school address (city, state, zip code), phone number and email address (an entry form is available for download online at projectevergreen.org). There is no cost to enter.

A panel of art teachers chosen by Project EverGreen will determine the winning posters for four age levels: kindergarten through second grade; third grade through sixth grade; seventh grade through ninth grade; and 10th grade through 12th grade. First-, second- and third-place artists in each age group will receive an Amazon gift card worth $100, $50 and $25, respectively.

Click Here for Official Entry Form

Submissions should be mailed to:
Project EverGreen
8500 Station St. Suite 230
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Submissions will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31. Judging will take place in April and winners will be notified in May.

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 11×17” 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, 2014 and March 31, 2014. 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 Project EverGreen, 8500 Station Street, 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 2014 and winners will be notified in May 2014.

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  danjacobs@projectevergreen.org or 877-758-4835.

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, INFORMATION REQUEST NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE AN ENTRY’S CHANCE OF WINNING.

The Project EverGreen/Birds & Blooms magazine Art of Green Spaces Poster Contest is sponsored by The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., the publisher of Birds & Blooms (“Reader’s Digest”).  Contest begins Feb. 1, 2014 and the close of entries will be March 31, 2014.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Project EverGreen/Birds & Blooms magazine Art of Green Spaces Poster Contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Employees and immediate family members of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), Project EverGreen and affiliated or subsidiary companies are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

TO ENTER
2. Contest begins on February 1, 2014 and ends on March 31, 2014. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on March 31, 2014. All entries must include the following information with the submission or they may not be considered for judging: full name of student, grade, school address (city, state, zip code), phone number and email address. If entries do not contain all necessary information, entrant will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions.

Posters should be created on 11×17 paper. Students can use any art supplies to create their poster. The contest is an opportunity for students from kindergarten through 12th grade to create a poster that exemplifies their artistic skills in describing what “green spaces” mean to them. We want to inspire students to get involved and get passionate about green spaces and show how green spaces make their lives better. Green spaces are defined as home lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses, parks and other well-maintained spaces that are enjoyed by millions of people every day. Students who enter will be categorized by grade level. Those levels are:

  • Kindergarten through second grade,
  • Third grade through six grade,
  • Seventh grade through ninth grade, and
  • Tenth grade through 12th grade.

Students, or guardian, must include the following with each entry: full name of student, grade, school address (city, state, zip code), phone number and email address.

The Submission must be the original work of entrant and not previously published. Submission must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All entries become the property of Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms and will not be returned. Winners will be required to grant Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms all rights, titles and interest in the submitted entry. We reserve the right to use your entry in all print and electronic media, and to edit it for brevity and clarity.

JUDGING

3. Judging: Submit a poster showing what “green spaces” mean to you. The winner of the Contest will be determined by judging all the entrants’ submissions based on the following criteria: originality 60%, a positive message about green spaces as defined above 40%. All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above.  All judging will be accomplished by a talented set of judges representing art and science teachers chosen by Project EverGreen. Decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest.

PRIZES
4. There will be first, second and third place winners in each grade category. First-, second- and third-place artists in each age group will receive an Amazon gift card worth $100, $50 and $25, respectively.

All taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the winners or their guardians. Reader’s Digest will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of any winner’s acceptance or use of the prize. All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Each winner, or guardian, will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, and media use release (where permitted by law) within two (2) weeks from the date of the notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected. Entries must be mailed to:  Entries will be judged in April 2014 and the winners will be notified in May 2014. All entries will be sent to: Project EverGreen  8500 Station Street, Suite 230, Mentor, OH 44060.

5. Selection of Winners: Winners will be selected on or about May 15, 2014, and notified by regular mail and those with known email addresses and phone numbers may be notified by email or phone as well within 30 days of selection and will be required to execute a Statement of Eligibility and Release and Payment Authorization within two weeks of prize notification attempt or Winner will be disqualified and prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Entry and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes permission for the Sponsors and their agencies (if any) to use the winner’s name, address (city and state) and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation or authorization, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, unless prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS
6. Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, lost connections, miscommunications, failed computer or telephone transmissions, other technical difficulties or failures. Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to user’s computer system from downloading/uploading any information necessary to participate in the contest or other technical difficulties or errors of any kind. Limit one entry per person. All entries become the property of Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms and will not be returned.

7. Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms reserves the right to terminate or modify this contest at any time for any reason. In this event, winners will be selected based on entries received to date of termination.

8. If you wish to receive a list of prize winners or have any questions about the Contest, specify your request and write to: 8500 Station Street, Suite 230, Mentor, OH 44060.


Kindergarten through second grade:

KG-2-1st place-Khan

First place — Abdullah Khan, Stafford, Texas


KG-2-2nd place-Downey

Second place — Rose Downey, Port Orange, Florida


KG-2-3rd place-Hawley

Third place — Makyla Hawley, McLoud, Oklahoma


Third grade through sixth grade

3-6-1st place-Tagulao

First place — Vincent Ray C. Tagulao, Wildomar, California


3-6 2nd place-Zimonopoulos

Second place — Sophia Zimonopoulos, Port Orange, Florida


3-6-3rd place-Hilal

Third place — Areeb Hilal, Stafford, Texas


Seventh grade through ninth grade

7-9-1st place-Shawke

First place — Katy Shawke, Bloomingdale, Illinois


7-9-2nd place-Giuliani

Second place — Madeleine Giuliani, Rockville, Maryland


7-9-3rd place-Objolu

Third place — Opeoluwa Obajolu, Indianapolis, Indiana


Tenth grade through 12th grade

10-12-1st place-Tagulao

First place — Carlo Tagulao, Marrieta, California


10-12-2nd place-Wichner

Second place — Cheyenne Wichner, Glendale, Arizona


10-12-3rd place-Michalik

Third place — Kim Michalik, Salisbury, Maryland


Kindergarten through second grade:

K-2-Long-Gr.2-1st

First place — Olivia Long, Houston, Texas


K-2-Christmann-Gr.K-2nd

Second place — Natalia Christmann, Houston, Texas


K-2-Justiniano-Gr.2-3rd

Third place— Grace Justiniano, E. Setauket, NY


Third grade through sixth grade

3-6-Tagulao-Gr.5-1st

First place — Vincent Tagulao, Murrieta, Calif.


3-6-Frushell-Richard-Gr.6-2nd

Second place — Ana Frushell & Araya Richard, Gardner, Mass.


3-6-Tagulao-Gr.5-3rd

Third place — Leelan Ray P. Tagulao, Temecula, Calif.


Seventh grade through ninth grade

7-9-Zadlo-Gr.8-1st

First place — Desmond Zadlo, Kapolei, Hawaii


7-9-Lupa-Gr.8-2nd

Second place — Nicol Lupa, Bloomingdale, Ill.


7-9-Yip-Gr.9-3rd

Third place — Carolyn Yip, Snohomish, Wash.


Tenth grade through 12th grade

10-12-Tagulao-Gr.10-1st

First place — Carlo Tagulao, Murrieta, Calif.


10-12-Won-Gr.12-2nd

Second place — Hyelee Won, Columbia, Mo.


10-12-Current-Gr.10-3rd

Third place — Xandraya J. Current, St. Clair Shores, Mich.


Kindergarten through second grade:

1st-place-K-2

First place — Jenny Liu, Port Orange, Fla.


2nd-place-K-2

Second place — Areeb M Hilal, Stafford, Texas


3rd-place-K-2-Madeline-Dimeo

Third place— Madeline Dimeo, Ellwood City, Pa.


Third grade through sixth grade

1st-place-3-6

First place — Sara Miller, Rockville, Md.


2nd-place-3-6

Second place — Jennifer Juan Russell, Port Orange, Fla.


3rd-place-3-6

Third place — Cameo Bruce, Marysville, Calif.


Seventh grade through ninth grade

1st-place-7-9

First place — Carlo Tagulao, Murrieta, Calif.


2nd-place-7-9

Second place — Alice Langlois, Belchertown, Mass.


3rd-place-7-9

Third place — Sienna Namohala, Kapolei, Hawaii


Tenth grade through 12th grade

1st-place-10-12

First place — Christina Davies, Camp Hill, Pa.


2nd-place-Mackenzie-Rhead

Second place — Mackenzie Rhead, Cheyenne, Wyo.


3rd-place-10-12

Third place — Becky Luta Bruce, Marysville, Calif.


Kindergarten through second grade:

K-2 1st place Sarah Snow

1st Place: Sarah Snow – Labelle, FL


K-2 2nd place Gianna Iannarilli

2nd Place: Gianna Iannarilli – Tarzana, CA


K-2 3rd place Grace Snyder

3rd Place: Grace Snyder – Battle Creek, MI


Third grade through sixth grade

3-6 1st place Vanessa Zarala

1st Place: Vanessa Zarala – Strathmore, CA


3-6 2nd place Ejan Gray

2nd Place: Ejan Gray – LaPlace, LA


3-6 3rd place Sharon Yoo

3rd Place: Sharon Yoo – Cary, NC


Seventh grade through ninth grade

7-9 1st place Halie Smith

1st Place: Halie Smith – Spencer, MA


7-9  2nd place Kaiana Lee

2nd Place: Kaiana Lee – Kapoiei, HI


7-9 3rd place Grace-Shamburek

3rd Place: Katherine Grace-Shamburek – Denver, CO


Tenth grade through 12th grade

10-12 1st place Annie Rong

1st Place: Annie Rong – Urbana, IL


10-12 2nd place Polly Adams

2nd Place: Polly Adams – Denver, CO


10-12 3rd place Katlyn Ambrosch

3rd Place: Katlyn Ambrosch – St. Cloud, MN