2016 Art Contest Winners

 

Over 350 youth from grades K-12 from 12 schools, scout troops, and student clubs submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 7th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest.  This brings the total to over 4,000 students since we started the program in 2010.

The recognition ceremony was held on May 1, 2016 at the Carmel Clay Public Library.  Congrats to the winners! This year's finalists include Careen Ateea, Theresa Hommel, Jude Lund, Ryan Middleton,  Sharvika Peram,  Payton Sevening, Ethan Smith,  and Amy Zhou.  Semi-finalists include Graham Barajas, Victoria Carter, Phoebe Conley, Ava Galante, Lauren Galante, Carley Hunter, Morgan Kelnhofer, Avery Lawson, Maeeha Mahbub, Finley Phillips, Deesha Roopesh, Abbie Smith, Katie Spence, Audrey Swenson, Patience Tann, Annie Thomas, Vivienne Turner, Sneha Vashistha, Jack Yost, Myah Yost. Avarie Young, and Brenna Zang.

Thanks to Beth Maier for these awesome photos!!!

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CONGRATS TO THE DISTRICT FINALISTS!!!

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Art gives our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably. Here's what the finalist said about their artwork....

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Kindergarten district finalist, Payton S. from College Wood Elem. said "It's important to save energy because it helps the Earth."

 

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First grade district finalist, Sharvika P. from Orchard Park Elem. said "My artwork is called Help The Animals and I was inspired by watching animal movies and reading animal books. I want people to notice how caring and giving we can be to our fellow creatures.  Earth is our only home to live for now and the future generations, and all living things depend on Earth and its wellbeing."

 


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Second grade district finalist, Jude L. from Orchard Park Elem. said "The name of my artwork is Save The Earth. I want people to notice the wind turbines. I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because would be too much greenhouse gasses.

 

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Third grade district finalist, Ethan S. from Orchard Park Elem. said "My artwork is called Starburst. When people see my artwork, I want them to be inspired to take care of the Earth. Each person throws away about 4 pounds of trash every day. You should try to reuse, reduce and recycle.  We have a responsibility to take care of our Earth for future generations."

 

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Fourth grade district finalist, Caren A. from Forest Dale Elem. said "My artwork is inspired by looking at how people treat bees and how people can do better in treating bees. If we are careless about the planet we will lose a great majority of things that help us in living."

 

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Fifth grade district finalist, Theresa H. from Mohawk Trails Elem. said "The name of my artwork is Earth Emblem.  When I created my piece, I was thinking that people should value our home, Earth. I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because Earth is our home, and we need to treasure it instead of ruin it."

 

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12th grade district finalist, Ryan Middleton from CHS said "I was inspired by the need to improve this country's, and the world's, treatment of the environment and nature. It is my hope that movements and clubs like this one will be able to remedy this dire issue.  I was thinking about  reducing, reusing, and recycling.  But of course, the motivation behind these strategies is to benefit animals and plants, and the world they live in."

 

ENJOY THESE TOP ART ENTRIES...

Check out our kid's inspiring artwork about saving energy, recycling, growing our own food, planting trees, riding bikes, carpooling, using less coal, and many other ways to care for our world for everyone!

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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR AMAZING ART!!!

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS, SPONSORS & FRIENDS!

Thanks to our teachers, girl scout leaders, and parents for working with our youth on this important environmental education program, and to our  kids for their inspiring artwork.   This is an awesome program thanks to strong community support!  Many hanks to Elizabeth Baach, Monica Cannaley,  Zoe Edwards, William Howard, Alexia & Richard Lopez, Beth Maier, Stephanie Marshall, Cindy Muse, George Schenetzke, Bob Shade, Dennis Shock, Maria Triantafyllopoulos, Alex, Matt & Natalie Workman, and Madelyn Zalon who volunteered their time and talents.  A huge thanks to our partners and sponsors: City of Carmel, Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Alphagraphics, Whole Foods Market, Joe's Butcher Shop and Fish Market, Classic Cleaners, Evan Lurie Gallery, Artsplash Gallery, Marie Reamer Fine Art Photography, Erika Woods Calligraphy, Beth Maier Photography, Muldoon's, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Earth Day Network, Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund, and Green Schools E.P.A.

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