FundingFactory Sponsors Art Contest for Earth Day

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Largest Fundraising-by-Recycling Program Encourages Students and Artists Nationwide to Create Eco-friendly Art

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The contest enables students to demonstrate their creativity and characterize the positive impact recycling has on our environment, while helping build awareness of the importance of eco-friendly living.

In honor of Earth Day, recognized annually on April 22, students nationwide are participating in an art contest hosted by FundingFactory ®, the nation’s largest fundraising-by-recycling program for schools and nonprofits. Today through April 20, students and other artists ages 13 and up are encouraged to submit eco-friendly artwork that showcases one of three green themes, and incorporates the new FundingFactory logo.

To enter the contest, students and artists may create original digital artwork illustrating the theme of Earth Day, E-cycling or Up-cycling and upload it to the FundingFactory website. The artwork will be evaluated on artistic merit, creativity, and theme demonstration by a panel of FundingFactory employees. Scott Kennedy, the senior graphic artist at FundingFactory, will spearhead the committee of judges.

The top four designs will be selected from each theme category, with the 12 winners to be featured in the 2012-2013 FundingFactory calendar, “It’s Easy Being Green.” The first-place winner overall will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

“The art contest encourages students to explore the environmental issues impacting our Earth,” said Sean Michaels, co-president of FundingFactory. “The contest enables students to demonstrate their creativity and characterize the positive impact recycling has on our environment, while helping build awareness of the importance of eco-friendly living.”

For full contest details and entry information, visit fundingfactory.com/earthday. Contest winners will be announced on April 30 on the FundingFactory website, and the FundingFactory Facebook page: facebook.com/fundingfactory.

To enroll in FundingFactory, schools and other non-profit organizations can register for free at http://www.fundingfactory.com/register. For-profit businesses can participate at no cost by shipping recyclable items on behalf of a school or organization.

About FundingFactory
Since its inception in 1998, FundingFactory has provided more than $26 million in funding to schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and saved 21 million pounds of waste from landfills. FundingFactory is a free recycling fundraiser for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or products by recycling empty printer cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics from their communities and supporters. FundingFactory is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a Clover Technologies Group company. Headquartered in Erie, Pa., ERS is an R2 “Responsible Recycling”, ISO Certified, Zero Landfill Initiative company with more than 99 percent of its incoming material reused or recycled in 2011.

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