Frog Art & Poetry Contest Winners Announced
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
It is a pleasure to announce the winners of our 1st Annual Frog Art and Frog Poetry contests. The Frog Poetry Contest received 414 entries from 14 countries, and the Frog Art Contest received 394 entries from 10 countries. Thanks to all the frog artists and poets who took part!
Both contests were extremely effective at educating students about frog extinctions, and we will be working hard to ensure there are thousands of participants in 2010. Please get your school, university, community group, society, or scout pack involved!
Frog Art Contest Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to 19 year old Kaitlyn Hunter from West Vancouver, British Columbia, for her Grand Prize winning artwork entitled "An Optimistic Thought". Kaitlyn's art is featured on a brand new 100% organic cotton t-shirt available exclusively in the Save The Frogs Gift Center, so please order one today and help support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.
Congratulations also go to the Category Prize Winners: Tokino Springer,
Ivy Brooks and
Josephe-Anne Rocke. And to Honorable Mentions: L. Macha Tomba,
Ana Blanco Argueta,
Paul Andrew Viernes,
Michael John Kongo.
You can view all the winning artwork at http://savethefrogs.com/art/2009-winners.html
Frog Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to 12 year old Brittany Belanger of Stockton, CA, for her Grand Prize winning poem entitled "Almost Gone". Brittany's wonderful poem not only rose to the top of the 13 and under category, but also beat out hundreds of poems submitted by frog lovers older than herself.
Arlene Wang of Lexington, KY won the 13-17 year old category for her poem "All The Difference, and 61 year old Joseph Calamia of El Paso, TX won the 18+ category for his poem "Small Amphibious Soul".
You can read the winning poems here!
An excerpt of Brittany's Grand Prize winning poem is featured on a brand new 100% organic cotton t-shirt available exclusively in the Save The Frogs Gift Center, so please order one today and help support our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts!
Brand New Save The Frogs T-Shirt
This one of a kind 100% organic cotton t-shirt features the Grand Prize winning Frog Art on the frontside, and an excerpt of the Grand Prize winning Frog Poem on the backside. A great gift for the holidays, with all proceeds going to save the frogs! Available exclusively in the Save The Frogs Gift Center. And of course you get a FREE Save The Frogs bumper sticker with your order.
Thanks to Susan Newman for the graphic design assistance!
Frog Poster of the Month
December 2009's Frog Poster of the Month features 9-year old Jonah Weismann's award-winning drawing of a Scarlet-Sided Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes terrareginae), a frog that just so happens to be featured on our Frogs of Australia poster.
As always, all poster orders receive a FREE 'How To Help Save Frogs' Poster, and a FREE Save The Frogs bumper sticker. You can order this limited edition poster here.
Thanks again to Susan Newman for the graphic design assistance!
Frog Art Contest Makes Worldwide News
The Frog Art Contest made news in Singapore's Expat Living Magazine (read the article here), and on Charlottesville, VA radio. Mark Moses of Charlottesville's WCHV 1260 AM interviewed Save The Frogs Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about frog extinctions, frog art and frog poetry. You can listen to this interview on the Save The Frogs News Page.
Donor Profile - Jason Poggi
Massachusetts native Jason Poggi decided to collect donations for Save The Frogs rather than receiving gifts for his 9th birthday...and he raised $155! Jason plans to be an amphibian biologist, and is currently organizing a Save The Frogs Day fundraiser at his school. Great job Jason!
Frog of the Week
This beautiful glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) was hanging on a leaf above a stream in central Panama. While many of Panama's frog species have been driven to extinction by a chytrid fungus in recent years, these glass frogs hold on.
Have a great week!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS!
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist