Environmental Organization to Host Second Annual Earth Day Everyday Contest

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The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual Earth Day Everyday Contest.

The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual Earth Day Everyday Contest. The not-for-profit foundation is seeking children ages five to 14 to submit drawings with eco-friendly themes for possible inclusion in its 2010 Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment Earth calendar.

To embrace its motto, "It's your Earth and My Earth Too. Let's make every day Earth Day. Please be kind to Mother Earth," the foundation held its first annual Earth Day Everyday contest in 2009. Children from across the U.S. created artwork demonstrating their passion for the environment and the lessons they have learned from Chuckie Goodnight, the foundation's spokes-dog, who leads his crew of loyal plant and animal friends as they work to preserve and protect Mother Earth.    

"The Earth Day Everyday contest provides children an opportunity to share the many ways they are kind, gentle and respectful to Mother Earth through art," said Cherie Ingraham, founder of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment. "We received an overwhelming response last year and enjoyed seeing how concerned children are about helping the environment. We are looking forward to receiving many great entries again this year."

Drawings will be accepted from August 15 - September 15, 2009. Twelve winning artists will have their drawings featured in the 2010 Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment Earth calendar. They will also win a copy of the Calendar and a tote bag filled with organic prizes from My Earth Too! All entrants will receive a free membership to the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment Club.

Artwork ideas can include, but are not limited to: how we can help the Earth; why the entrant cares about Earth and what he or she does to show it; what the entrant enjoys most about nature; wildlife, scenery and landscapes; water and more.

Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, imagination, reflection on the contest theme, use of color and materials, and appropriateness. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2009.

The contest entry form, complete list of guidelines and more information can be found on the organization's website, http://www.chuckiegoodnightfoundation.org.

About the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment:

The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment, a not for profit 501-C4 corporation founded in 2001, is committed to educating children on Earth stewardship and social ethics. It is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration and preservation of green spaces in order to create environmental learning centers for children and botanical sanctuaries. The foundation also supports other environmentally-minded organizations and individuals. Each year, the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing environmental studies and supports other land trust and environmental organizations on the local, county, state and national levels. For more information, visit http://www.chuckiegoodnightfoundation.org.

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860.658.5700

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