Students from 26 states show their love for nature and green spaces through art.
Twelve contest winners from eight states have been chosen as winners of the fourth annual “Art of Green Spaces” poster contest sponsored by Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication.
“Project EverGreen has worked to share the importance of healthy green spaces since our inception 10 years ago,” says Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s very encouraging to see the next generation of leaders so focused on healthy yards, parks and ball fields. It’s comforting to know that green spaces are an important part of their lives.”
The contest asked students in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a poster that exemplifies their artistic skills while describing what “green spaces” means to them. The contest was divided into four grade groups.
“The quality of the artwork never ceases to amaze us. These are some seriously talented students,” Code says. “Their skills reflect the important role greens spaces play in their lives every day.”
A panel of professional artists and designers reviewed the entries and selected the winning posters. First-, second- and third-place artists in each age group will receive an Amazon gift card worth $100, $50 and $25, respectively. See all of the winning posters here.
Here are the winning entries in each age group.
Kindergarten through second grade
First place — Abdullah Khan, Stafford, Texas
Second place — Rose Downey, Port Orange, Florida
Third place— Makyla Hawley, McLoud, Oklahoma
Third grade through sixth grade
First place — Vincent Ray C. Tagulao, Wildomar, California
Second place — Sophia Zimonopoulos, Port Orange, Florida
Third place — Areeb Hilal, Stafford, Texas
Seventh grade through ninth grade
First place — Katy Shawke, Bloomingdale, Illinois
Second place — Madeleine Giuliani, Rockville, Maryland
Third place — Opeoluwa Obajolu, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tenth grade through 12th grade
First place — Carlo Tagulao, Murrieta, California
Second place — Cheyenne Wichner, Glendale, Arizona
Third place — Kim Michalik, Salisbury, Maryland