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Project EverGreen contest winners announced

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Art of Green Spaces poster contest receives 1,350 entries from 38 states in its third year.

| June 13, 2013

MENTOR, Ohio – Twelve contest winners from nine states have been chosen as winners of the third annual Art of Green Spaces poster contest sponsored by Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication. In all, 1,350 posters from 38 states were entered in the national contest.

“Three years into the Art of Green Spaces poster competition, we continue to be stunned by the talent these students are showing. With more than 1,300 posters submitted, it’s clear that young people have a passion for yards, parks and green spaces,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s our mission at Project EverGreen to use contests like this to further our mission, which is to ‘preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play.”

The contest asked students in kindergarten through 12th grade to create a poster that exemplifies their artistic skills while describing what “green spaces” meant to them. The contest was divided into four grade groups.

“The winning posters showed incredible artistic talent,” Code said. “The artwork reflected their dedication to greens spaces is clear. It’s inspiring to see that we’re growing a new generation committed to healthy and well-maintained yards, parks and ball fields.”

A panel of art teachers from elementary through high school determined 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.

The winning entries will be featured on both Birds & Blooms magazine (www.birdsandblooms.com) and Project EverGreen’s (www.projectevergreen.com) websites.
 

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