Dear Michelle Obama: I Love Redwoods Art Contest For Kids

November 18, 2011

Save the Redwoods League Announces 2011 Art Contest Winners

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Twelve children from throughout the United States won honors and more today in the Save the Redwoods League Dear Michelle Obama: I Love Redwoods Art Contest. Save the Redwoods League is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range. The Leagueâs contest was designed to raise awareness of and encourage visits to redwood forests in California by asking students across the country to create and submit postcards of the redwoods. The League received over 1,400 entries.

K-12 students created postcards illustrating how they were inspired by redwood forests. On the back side of the card, students wrote a note to First Lady Michelle Obama describing in their own words why she should care about the redwoods.

âœWe are thrilled by the overwhelming response we received from students across the nation, and the interest from young artists helping to protect redwood forests,â said Jennifer Benito, outreach director of Save the Redwoods League.

The League encourages more students to participate in the I Love Redwoods project by sending an ecard to the First Lady with a message urging her to protect these special places. Send ecards at SaveTheRedwoods.org/ArtContest

About the I Love Redwoods Contest

Students who participated in the I Love Redwoods contest were divided into the following three grade categories: K-3, 4-8 and 9-12. To view winning entries, please visit the Leagueâs website, SaveTheRedwoods.org/ArtContest. All postcards will be mailed to the first lady beginning November 21, 2011.

The Dear Michelle Obama: I Love Redwoods contest Art Contest Winners

Grades K-3

  •     First Place: Andrew, Sharon Elementary, Suwanee, Georgia
  •     Second Place: Thomas, Clara Reynolds Elementary, Newalla, Oklahoma
  •     Third Place: Vinay, Garden Gate Elementary, Cupertino, California
  •     Honorable Mention: Armando, Reagan Elementary, Lindsay, California

Grades 4-8

  •     First Place: Aniketh, Dilworth Elementary, San Jose, California
  •     Second Place: Sasini, Montgomery Village Middle School, Montgomery Village, Maryland
  •     Third Place: Timothy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  •     Honorable Mention: Kimberly, Irving Middle School, Los, Angeles, California

Grades 9-12

  •     First Place: Christine, Lowell High School, San Francisco, California
  •     Second Place: Amber, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California
  •     Third Place: David, Lambert High School, Suwanee, Georgia
  •     Honorable Mention: Yu Bi, Lowell High School, San Francisco, California

Contest prizes were generously donated by Osprey Packs, Inc., Muir Woods National Monument and California Lithographers

About Save the Redwoods League

Walk through a redwood forestâ”home of the tallest, largest, and some of the oldest living beings on Earthâ”and you can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect the coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. To date the League has completed the purchase of more than 189,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land. For more information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org, or to receive monthly email updates, sign up at SaveTheRedwoods.org.


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