We are pleased to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest! The contest received 163 entries from eight countries (USA, South Africa, Singapore, Italy, Iran, China, Belgium & Australia). Without further ado, we are pleased to announce the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest Grand Prize Winner:
2017 Grand Prize Winner
Hong Kong, China
“I’ve always been very passionate about visual arts and hope to pursue it as a career in the future! Thank you so much for the opportunity and everything Save the Frogs does!”
Caroline Spackman’s Grand Prize Winning Frog Art.
Congratulations to Caroline! Read on to find out who the other winners and honorable mentions are…and to see the finalists’ best photos!
2nd Prize Winner
Art: “This piece was originally made traditionally, with sharpies and watercolors. I then scanned it in and edited it in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Flash to turn it into its current vector state.“
“Considering all of the other beautiful pieces I went up against, I am elated to have gotten second place!”
— Jessie Robertson
3rd Prize Winner
“Frogs don’t talk even when they have pain. We can help them say the words.”
Prize winning frog art by Leon Ma
Wing Kuan Rory
Frog art by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Zoila Mata
The Gallery Of Finalists
Enjoy the Gallery of Finalists below! All these photos received votes of approval from at least one of our two judges. You can view a larger version of the gallery here. Click on any of the photographer’s info to expand the view and see all their honorably mentioned submissions.
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Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) by Pablo Deschepper, Belgium
Thanks to all the artists for entering the contest and congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions! Thanks to Margot Fass for her assistance with the contest. Thanks to Sheri and Justin for promoting the contest.
We hope you will spread the word about amphibians to your fellow artists!
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Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization that has held over 2,000 educational events in 57 countries to raise awareness of the world’s rapidly disappearing amphibian populations. He is also a musician who has been studying, teaching, recording and performing the classical music of northern India on bamboo flute since 1996. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has traveled to over 65 countries. His nonprofit efforts in western Africa led him to being inducted as Chief of Environment and Development in the remote village of Yawkrom, in the Western Region of Ghana.