Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment Seeking Children’s ‘Green’ Artwork

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Artwork to be featured in nonprofit’s 2011 Earth Calendar

The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving green space and providing environmental education for children, is pleased to announce that it has extended its Earth Day Everyday Contest to accept children’s artwork submissions throughout the year. The new guidelines are designed to encourage children to be ‘green’ each and every day.

“Our previous Earth Day Everyday contests have shown us that children are full of enthusiasm and creativity when it comes to going ‘green,’” said Cherie Ingraham, founder of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment. “We wanted to encourage them to channel these green-minded ideas and actions into artwork throughout the year, which is why we are now accepting submissions ‘every day.’”

Established in 2008, The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment’s annual Earth Day Everyday Contest asks children to share their passion for the environment by submitting drawings with an earth-friendly theme. The annual, nationwide contest is designed to show children how their peers take an active role in helping to preserve and protect Mother Earth with the hope that it inspires them to join the ‘go green’ movement.

While the Foundation is now accepting artwork submissions throughout the year, the deadline for possible inclusion in its 2011 Earth Calendar, June 30, 2010, is fast approaching. Any submissions received after that date will be under consideration for possible inclusion in the Foundation’s 2012 Earth calendar.

Twelve winning artists will have their drawings featured in the 2011 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. Children may also choose to create drawings which reflect the lessons that 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.    

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 or around September 1, 2010.

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

About the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment
The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment, a not for profit 501(c)3 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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