SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest 2013 Winners Announced
The 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 3,097 entries from 42 countries! Entries came from: Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, France, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
Thanks to all the artists! We have posted the winning art, and will soon be posting many Honorable Mentions on:
Feel free to help us spread the word by posting any of these images on your website for non-commercial use (preferably linked to our website). If your company would like to sponsor the 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, please contact us. Thanks to the SAVE THE FROGS! 2013 Art Contest Team for coordinating everything: Fernando Garcia, Andre Le, Kathlyn Franco, Michael Starkey, Joyce Orcutt and Dr. Kerry Kriger.
Thanks to all our supporters and members! Enjoy the art!
Nick Gustafson - Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Nick Gustafson of Forest Grove, Oregon, USA, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Nick not only submitted this Grand Prize winning California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) art, but also many other pieces that have helped us spread the word about the plight of amphibians and our efforts to save them. We like his art so much we've posted his entire collection of 17 pieces of frog art he sent us throughout 2013.
Brite Chuang - Second Prize Winner
Congratulations to Brite Chuang of Westford, Massachussetts, USA, 17 years old, Second Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Brite's art reminds us that trees are home to frogs and countless other species.
Habitat destruction is the #1 cause of amphibian population declines worldwide. Bulldozers in Canada are currently preparing to destroy the habitat of Lake Erie's endangered Fowler's Toads, but with your help we can stop the destruction. One of the most disturbing trends in the United States is that of developers chopping down entire forests to build housing developments completely devoid of trees, leaving ugly biological wastelands for people to call home. In many tropical countries, rainforests and cloudforests are being destroyed for incoming palm oil, coffee and sugar plantations, and to create grasslands on which to raise cattle. Please watch what you eat, and reduce your addictions to environmentally damaging substances!
Aaditya Singh - Third Prize Winner
Congratulations to Aaditya Singh of the United Arab Emirates, Age 9, Third Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS Art Contest! Aaditya successfully and succinctly summarized what thousands of biology teachers worldwide have yet to understand.
Frog dissections are unethical and unnecessary. Furthermore, they are contributing to the depletion of wild frog populations and the spread of harmful invasive species and infectious diseases. As excellent alternatives exist, SAVE THE FROGS! highly recommends that schools switch to virtual dissection software. Our goal is to have frog dissections out of every public school in the USA by 2014.
PSGR Krishnammal Nursery & Primary School - Winning School
For their dedication to frog art and educating their students about amphibians, we award the PSGR Krishnammal Nursery & Primary School in Peeelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India with the title of Winning School for the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest. Thanks to Principal PK Dhanam for organizing the school's annual Save The Frogs Day events.
Please check http://savethefrogs.com/art/2013 very soon, we plan to post about 100 amazing Honorable Mention art entries as soon as we can! We'll email you again once those are up.
Submit art to the 2014 contest!
The 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest runs from January 15th, 2014 to October 15th, 2014. People of all ages, nationalities, and skill levels are encouraged to enter the contest, and we hope all schools will draw frog art on Save The Frogs Day!
Your Certificate of Participation
Many contestants have requested a Certificate of Participation. While we don't have one of those, we would like to offer you this Certificate of Appreciation! Right-click to get the PDF!
Thanks for helping SAVE THE FROGS! through your artwork!
We appreciate artists like you helping to make the world a better place for frogs and for humans.
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Here's some art I recently made!