Plow & Hearth Donates $10,000 to American Rivers A contest to support water conservation has raised funds for the organization

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On March 5th, Plow & Hearth held an online contest to raise awareness for American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization by launching the WaterColors Contest.

WaterColors

By offering products with practical, sustainable uses and eco-friendly attributes, Plow & Hearth encourages awareness and environmental responsibility.

To enter, participants simply submitted an artistic expression inspired by water and colors. These creations included photos of rain barrels, painted water bottles or watering cans. Anything that captured the spirit of WaterColors, including photos of a creative way a particular garden was planted, drawings of rivers, poems or stories about water. Frank Wood, executive sponsor of Plow & Hearth’s sustainability committee says, “We received entries from all over the United States, we are pleased with the contest results and look forward to continuing our efforts by raising awareness.”

The WaterColors contest closed to further entries as of September 30, 2012 and Plow & Hearth received some amazing submissions. Contestants shared wonderful images of their beautiful, water-inspired creations. Choosing the three finalists that showed superior aesthetic impact, incorporation of color and water and originality was challenging for the special committee.

The top three out of twenty-one submissions placed on Plow & Hearth’s Facebook page so that fans could vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. The voting process ended on 10/19 and the WINNERS are:

  •     First Place Winner - Pat Harner K

$5,000 contribution to American Rivers on behalf of Plow & Hearth and the winner.
$1,000 Plow & Hearth Gift Certificate

  •     Second Place Winner - Dale F

$3,000 contribution to American Rivers on behalf of Plow & Hearth and the winner.
        $500 Plow & Hearth Gift Certificate

  •     Third Place Winner - Elaine D

$2,000 contribution to American Rivers on behalf of Plow & Hearth and the winner.
$250 Plow & Hearth Gift Certificate

Congratulation to these artists for participating in the WaterColors contest, their creative and unique creations have helped raised awareness and support for American Rivers.

Plow & Hearth committed to donating $10,000 to American Rivers and additional $1 for every vote received, which totaled 15,000.

To see all submissions, visit http://www.plowhearth.com/watercolors.

Plow & Hearth offers environmentally friendly and energy efficient products to help individuals reach their goals to support and contribute to the conservation of water and energy. Some of the environmentally friendly products sold at the original store in 1980 are still popular and just as efficient today. Products that promote sustainability and environmental awareness include composting products, non-invasive pest control, energy saving insulated curtains and wood burning accessories. By offering products with practical, sustainable uses and eco-friendly attributes, Plow & Hearth encourages awareness and environmental responsibility.

About Plow & Hearth
Plow & Hearth began as a small retail store in Madison, Virginia in 1980 and has grown to become a respected national catalog, retail and Internet company with more than 5 million customers. For over 30 years, the company has been a trusted source of unique, enduring products for the hearth, home, yard and garden, helping customers create an environment that is comfortable and welcoming, warm and personal. As part of their product development initiative, Plow & Hearth works with artisans and manufacturers around the world to develop innovative products created from uncommon materials and crafted by hand. Special consideration is given to those products made with environmentally friendly materials as well as products that will encourage customers to be more environmentally responsible, such as composting products and energy savers. Every item they sell is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The Plow & Hearth Family of Brands also includes quality toys from HearthSong® and Magic Cabin®, weather instruments from Wind & Weather® and innovative solutions from Problem Solvers®

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